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Fantaisie in D flat major, Op 101
composer
1895; dedicated to Queen Elisabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva)

Recordings
'Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – La Madeleine, Paris' (CDA67713)
Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – La Madeleine, Paris
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Track 3 on CDA67713 [12'27]

Fantaisie in D flat major, Op 101
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During 1896/7 Saint-Saëns played Op 99 No 1 together with the Bénédiction and the fantasies of 1857 and 1895 in his Swiss concerts. This latter, the Fantaisie in D flat major, Op 101 was dedicated to Queen Elisabeth of Romania who was known in Paris as a writer under the pseudonym Carmen Sylva. Amongst the organ music it is perhaps in this piece above all others that Saint-Saëns shares the bench with romanticism. Whilst in each of the fantasies the sectionalized structure is highly organized, in this piece the musical language itself adds a further element of cohesion to the whole.

from notes by Andrew-John Smith © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67713 track 3
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-71303
Duration
12'27
Recording date
22 September 2004
Recording venue
La Madeleine, Paris, France
Recording producer
Dick Koomans
Recording engineer
Dick Koomans
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