Saint-Saëns & Bizet

Saint-Saëns & Bizet

FABIO LUISI conducts
ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2
BIZET Symphony in C

Texas Instruments Classical Series

Fabio Luisi conducts the DSO in a program that features Alessandro Taverna in Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor.

The concert also features Bizet’s exuberantly youthful Symphony in C major. Penned when Bizet was only 17 years of age and never performed during his lifetime, his charming first symphony in C Major is his most popular work outside of the opera house and moved the great George Balanchine so greatly that he choreographed an entire ballet to the colorful gem.

“Luisi and, in the concerto, Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna supplied boldly contoured and finely detailed performances. In both pieces, fortissimos were reserved for truly dramatic effects; at least as impressive were the delicate pianissimo.” – Dallas Morning News

Recorded January 28-31, 2021, as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC.

Director: Andrew Alden
Camera: Christopher Cook
Audio Engineer: George Gilliam
Executive Producer: Denise McGovern

Saint-Saëns & Bizet

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  • Saint-Saëns & Bizet

    FABIO LUISI conducts
    ALESSANDRO TAVERNA piano

    SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2
    BIZET Symphony in C

    Texas Instruments Classical Series

    Fabio Luisi conducts the DSO in a program that features Alessandro Taverna in Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor.

    The concert also features Bizet’s ex...