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Camille Saint-Saens: On Music and Musicians

  • Editor: Nichols, R
His [Saint-Saens's] intelligence and spontaneity make him unputdownable even on that most resistant of subjects, his own art, which provides the main content of Roger Nichols's selection. All... More…

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Contents

  • Preface
  • MUSIC
  • 1 Introduction (Harmonie et Melodie, i-xxxi, March 1885)
  • 2 Art for arts sake (Lart pour lart, Ecole buissonniere, 135-40)
  • 3 Harmony and Melody (Harmonie et melodie, Harmonie et melodie, 1-36, July 1879)
  • 4 The Birmingham Festivals (Festivals de Birmingham, Harmonieet melodie, 141-54, August 1879)
  • 5 Musical eccentricities (Divagations musicales, Au courant de la vie,45-51)
  • 6 Helene (Au courant de la vie, 71-6)
  • 7 On not writing a preface (lettre preliminaire a George Docquois: Le plaisir des jours et des nuits, autog., BnF Res. F. 1644(5) )
  • 8 Musical trends (Le mouvement musical, Portraits et souvenirs, 221-9)
  • 9 In defence of Opera-Comique (La defense de lOpera-Comique, Portraits et souvenirs, 169-76)
  • 10 The old Conservatoire (Le vieux Conservatoire, Ecole buissonniere, 39-47
  • Echo de Paris, 28 January 1911)
  • 11 The organ (Lorgue, Ecole buissonniere, 175-6)
  • MUSICIANS
  • 12 Meyerbeer (Ecole buissonniere, 277-300)
  • 13 Rossini (Ecole buissonniere, 261-7
  • Echo de Paris, 19 March 1911)
  • 14 Berlioz I (Harmonie et melodie, 249-55
  • le Voltaire, 15 December 1881)
  • 15 Berlioz II (Portraits et souvenirs, 2-14
  • Revue bleue, 26 July 1890)
  • 16 Liszt I (Harmonie et melodie, 155-72
  • le Voltaire 17 August 1879)
  • 17 Liszt II (Portraits et souvenirs, 15-34, February 1893
  • ? The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine)
  • 18 Wagner Bayreuth 1876 (Lanneau du Nibelung, Harmonie etmelodie, 37-98
  • lEstafette, 19-28 August 1876)
  • 19 The Wagnerian illusion (Lillusion wagnerienne, Portraits et souvenirs, 206-20
  • Revue de Paris, 1 April 1899
  • 20 Gounod (Portraits et souvenirs, 35-97
  • Revue de Paris, 15 June 1897
  • 21 Offenbach I (Harmonie et melodie, 217-24)
  • 22 Offenbach II (Ecole buissonniere, 301-7)
  • 23 Memories of childhood (Souvenirs denfance, Ecole buissonniere, 1-10)
  • 24 Bizet (Portraits et souvenirs, 124-7
  • la France, 1 February 1885)
  • 25 Massenet (Ecole buissonniere, 269-75
  • Echo de Paris, 12 October 1912)
  • 26 Pauline Viardot (Ecole buissonniere, 217-23
  • Echo de Paris, 5 February 1911)
  • 27 Four poems to friends