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Allegro appassionato for piano and orchestra, Op 70
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In 1884, soon after the premiere of his opera Henry VIII, Saint-Saëns completed both the Allegro appassionato, Opus 70 (not to be confused with a work of the same title for cello, Opus 43) and the Rapsodie d’Auvergne, Opus 73. The second of these pieces incorporates a tune which the composer heard a washerwoman singing in a mountain village, and is a rare example of his use of a melody from a region of his own country.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2001

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67331/2 disc 2 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-33207
Duration
5'11
Recording date
8 September 2000
Recording venue
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Saint-SaŽns: The complete works for piano and orchestra (CDA67331/2)
    Disc 2 Track 7
    Release date: September 2001
    2CDs
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