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Charles Camille Saint-Saëns

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Composer

Prolific French composer and child prodigy as an organist and pianist. His score-reading and improvisatory skills were legendary. Most famous for his Carnival of the Animals, he also wrote operas, the Danse Macabre and an Organ Symphony.


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Further Reading: Saint-Saëns

 Interview, Bertrand Chamayou on Saint-Saëns

The French pianist talks to Katherine about his new recording of the Second and Fifth Piano Concertos and a selection of the composer's lesser-known solo piano works, released on Friday on Erato.

 Interview, Véronique Gens on Proserpine

The French falcon talks to Katherine about taking on the dark and dramatic title-role in the first complete recording of Saint-Saëns's drame lyrique.

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