Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony and Carnival of the Animals
Available as CD
The pianists are perhaps the most exotic of all the creatures in the Carnival of the Animals. A very rare and treasurable pairing has been made by Warner Classics for this new recording of Saint-Saëns’ enchantingly witty suite: Martha Argerich, often described as the world’s finest example of the pianist species, and Antonio Pappano, a particularly fine specimen of the conductor-pianist.
"Pappano's Rome coupling of Saint-Saëns's most popular symphonic work, the Organ Symphony, with one of Argerich's party pieces, has obvious star allure...Pappano leads soloists from his Santa Cecilia band in a sizzling, colourful account." -The Sunday Times, Album of the Week.