Saint-Saens' Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD6036).
Item Number: MO.MMOCD6036
ISBN 1596156341. Soloist: Iliana Todorova, piano; Ensemble: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra; Conductor: Nayden Todorov.
Of Saint-Saens' five great piano concerti, this may be termed the grandaddy of them all; it has remained unflinchingly in the repertoire since its premiere over 100 years ago. Affectionately known as the concerto that 'starts like Bach and ends like Offenbach,' it is an intense and carefully crafted work in the composer's inimitable style, with his trademark orchestrations. A thrilling experience for player and listener alike, this is one of our most requested titles and finally it is yours to accompany!
Includes an authoritative, newly engraved music score printed on high-quality ivory paper, featuring fingerings and editorial notes by Iliana Todorova; a digital stereo compact disc featuring a complete performance of the concerto with orchestra and soloist, and a second performance minus you, the soloist; and a second compact disc containing a full-speed version of the complete version as well as a special -20% slow-tempo version of the accompaniment for practice purposes. The concerto is voluminously indexed for your practice and performance convenience.