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Saint-Saens – Piano Concerto No.2 & No.4


It’s not often i get to put out a previously unlisted classical quad album, so am very please to make this available, especially as the mix isn’t your bog standard ambiance in the rears.

The album was recorded at Halle aux Grains, Toulouse in January and April 1977 and released on the Columbia label (M 35136) in June 1979. As this was well past when Columbia officially stopped releasing quadraphonic albums, its status appears to have gone unnoticed.

Recorded by ‘Philippe Entremont’ with the ‘Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse’ conducted by ‘Michel Plasson’.

Release: DSC106p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’


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2 responses »

  1. Wonderful! Thank you.

    The recording if full surround is very satisfying: wonderfully so in the heroic finale of the Concerto #4.

    If you are free to do so, let us know how you uncovered this gem.


    • Well, it’s all due a posting i spied on E-Bay where an European box-set of Saint-Saens Piano Concerto’s was up for auction and somehow i spied that the word Quad was on one of the two LP labels. I did a little digging around and found a little more proof that the box-set actually contained two quad and one stereo LP’s.

      The second LP will be forth-coming……..

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