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Posted by Eric S. on May 11, 2015, 3:30 am
Slight maybe-correction - I gather there's a consensus that Saint-SaŽns' A major symphony was composed considerably earlier, closer to 1850 (so before the E-flat symphony of 1853 and the F major Urbs Roma symphony of 1856) rather than ca.1859. Anyone know when Berlioz is said to have remarked on the A major symphony (verbally or in print)? I expect the misdating may be Naxos' fault, though.
There used to be a recording of the A major symphony (with his 2 cello concertos) conducted by J-J Kantorow on BIS released in 1998, too. Don't know if it's still available, though. Amazon (US) lists it, which I suppose is promising.
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