Jean-Yves Thibaudet tackles two great works of the French piano concerto repertoire which he has
not previously recorded: Saint-Saëns' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5. The recording also includes a
lesser-known work by César Franck--Variations Symphonique pour Piano et Orchestre. Thibaudet
is renowned for his interpretations of the French piano repertoire and his performances of works by
Saint- Saëns, Faure, Ravel, Chopin and Messiaen have earned him critical acclaim. Jean-Yves is
joined here by his long-standing friend and collaborator, Charles Dutoit, who conducts the
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Their performance was recorded at the famous Victoria Hall in
Geneva, a venue used for many years by Decca for some of its most iconic recordings.