One of the most exciting young pianists of her generation, Lucille Chung offers a spectacular selection of Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Transcriptions for her first XXI-21 recording.
Chung unearths six rare compositions by Saint-Saëns spanning a period of thirty years, including works originally conceived for piano with orchestra such as the Concerto no. 2 transcribed by Georges Bizet for solo piano, “Wedding-Cake” and exotic “Africa” in Saint-Saëns’ own finger-twisting solo version. Chung has also chosen Saint-Saëns’ transcriptions of Bacchanale from his opera Samson et Dalila, the Bourrée from Bach’s Violin Partita no. 1 and the charming Romance sans paroles, to conclude a masterful and exhilarating program.
The album has already been chosen as CD of the Month for Scena Musicale November 2009.