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Track(s) taken from APR5533
Recording details: November 1919
Paris, France
Release date: September 2001
Total duration: 4 minutes 25 seconds

Élégie, Op 143

Élégie Op 143  [4'25]  recorded 24 November 1919

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Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The two late Élégies are very different in character. Opus 143 (1915) is the more intimate, and from the first bars uses tonal ambiguity and continual modulation to create an unsettled, troubled atmosphere. The music develops free of formal restraints like, one imagines, one of the improvisations for which Saint-Saëns the organist was famous.

from notes by Duncan Druce © 1999

Other albums featuring this work
'Saint-Saëns: Music for violin and piano' (CDA67100)
Saint-Saëns: Music for violin and piano

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