||CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS - Piano Trios Op. 18 and 92 - Vienna Piano Trio - Hybrid SACD -
760623176369 - Released: October 2012 - MDG 9421763|
Musical notation is, at its core, simply a tool or language that a composer needs to use in order to put ideas and inspiration on paper, and to translate and communicate
these ideas effectively to the musicians who inevitably must perform this music. Unfortunately, because of its many theoretical rules and rigid constraints on rhythm,
counterpoint, harmony, etc ... music notation does not lend itself well to clearly illustrating a composer's expressive intent. Camille Saint-SaŽns,
like any other composer (although some composers broke them), followed the rules of the day when creating music, so much so as to set his own level of academic perfection
on form and structure. Therefore, it takes remarkable musicians to peer through the many layers of erudite writing technique, and uncover the composer's primal
emotional impulse within all the cypher-like symbols on the page.