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Allegro appassionato, Op 43
1873; for cello and piano; orchestrated in 1876; dedicated to Jules Lasserre

'Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos' (CDA68002)
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Allegro appassionato, Op 43
Before the founding of the Société Nationale, one of the mainstays of the Paris concert scene was Jules Pasdeloup’s Concerts populaires, intended to bring good music to audiences at affordable prices. It was to the principal cellist of this organization, Jules Lasserre, that Saint-Saëns dedicated his Allegro appassionato, Op 43, written for cello and piano in 1873 and orchestrated in 1876. It is an uncomplicated piece in scherzo form, with a main tune that has a gypsy feel to it revealing, in one writer’s words, the ‘dark edges that haunt so many of his melodies’.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2014

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Details for CDA68002 track 7
Recording date
13 June 2013
Recording venue
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland
Recording producer
Simon Kiln
Recording engineer
Arne Akselberg
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  1. Saint-SaŽns: Cello Concertos (CDA68002)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 2014
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