Camille Saint-Saens

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Camille Saint-Saëns

Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (Paris, France, October 9, 1835 - Algiers, December 16, 1921) was a French composer and virtuoso pianist and organist. His works include opera, symphonies, concertos, sacred and secular choral music, songs, solo piano and chamber music. He is reported to have composed the first music especially written for a movie.

Curiously, after 1890, Saint-Saëns' music was regarded with some condescension in his homeland, while in England and the United States he was hailed as France's greatest living composer well into the twentieth century. Saint-Saëns experienced an especially triumphant concert tour when he visited the U.S. in 1915.[1]

Some works

  • Piano Quartet op.41
  • Danse macabre (1875)
  • Concerto no. 2 for piano
  • Concerto no. 4 for piano
  • Concerto no. 3 for violin
  • Samson et Dalila (1877) [1]
  • Symphonie no. 3, the "Organ" Symphony (1886)
  • Le carnaval des animaux (1886)

In 1886, Saint-Saens premiered his greatest symphony, Symphony No. 3 in C minor (the Organ symphony). Which was dedicated to Franz Liszt. [2]

See also

External links


  1. Biography
  2. Camille Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 "Organ"