SAINT-SAËNS La Muse et le Poète op.132, Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor op.33, Symphony no. 1 in E flat major op.2 Augustin Dumay conductor & violin, Pavel Gomziakov cello, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra

This fascinating disc would represent a superb introduction to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. […] Highly recommended. I’m on a voyage of discovery with this stuff.

SAINT-SAËNS La Muse et le Poète op.132, Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor op.33, Symphony no.1 in E flat major op.2
Augustin Dumay conductor & violin, Pavel Gomziakov cello, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra

This fascinating disc would represent a superb introduction to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. […] Highly recommended. I’m on a voyage of discovery with this stuff.
Herald Scotland, Michael Tumelty, Jun. 2012

…L’interprétation de la Symphonie est intéressante et la direction d’Augustin Dumay l’emporte sur celle de ses confrères. Il semble en effet avoir intégré tout ce que l’on sait aujourd’hui sur l’interprétation des musiques symphoniques du XIXème siècle et nous donne une version allégée aux timbres savoureux.
Classica, Jacques Bonnaure, juillet-août 2012

… I’ve never heard the orchestral part sound as pellucid and detailed as it does under Dumay’s direction. For the concerto alone, I give this a five-star recommendation, but it comes with an equally illuminating performance of Saint-Saëns’s First Symphony, which may make you reassess your thoughts about this delightful early work.
Fanfare Magazine, Jerry Dubins, Oct. 2012