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Saint-Saëns a critical biography by Stephen Studd

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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in Madison, NJ .
Written in English


  • Saint-Saëns, Camille, -- 1835-1921,
  • Composers -- France -- Biography

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Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index

StatementStephen Studd
LC ClassificationsML410.S15 S78 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 356 p. :
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16948592M
ISBN 100838638422
LC Control Number99025256

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  Camille Saint-Saëns was a brilliant French composer from the nineteenth century. In SAINT-SAËNS'S DANSE MACABRE, readers are transported to France in when Saint-Saëns visited the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris, known best as the final resting place of victims of the French Revolution/5(9). Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 (French) Paperback – January 1, by Camille Saint-Saëns (Author), Georges Bizet (Editor) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: Camille Saint-Saëns. Hailed by Franz Liszt as the world's greatest organist, Camille Saint-Saëns was revered by his contemporaries for his ingenious improvisations, his mastery of the art of registration, his virtuosity, and his eclectic organ compositions. Saint-Saëns's technique and style developed out of what remained of the French classic tradition that survived into 19th century use, bridged the entire.   Saint-Saëns's Danse Macabre book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It's and the colorful streets of Paris, France, are /5.

Camille Saint-Saëns — perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in nearly every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music — is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism overshadowed his earlier importance. Saint-Saëns, like Massenet too at that time, shows here his ability to adapt his style to suit his literary inspiration. Les Barbares is in the same vein as Berliozs Les Troyens and contemporary with Faurés Pénélope. The composer does not hesitate to call the work a tragédie lyrique, since it has features of that eighteenth-century genre/5(9).   It tells the story of Saint-Saens' music, "The Carnival of the Animals". It came with a C.D., so we have been listening to it for about 2 months. Now that we have finally read the book as we listened to the music, I can see the gears turning in my kids' heads/5. By Camille Saint-Saëns / ed. Maurice Hinson and Allison Nelson. Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands) Book (2 copies required). Saint-Saëns composed these variations in , based on the trio of the third movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3. The eight ingenious variations plus fugue, presto, and coda sections constitute brilliantCategory: Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands).

With four twenty-first-century revivals as a backdrop, this timely book is the first study of Saint-Saëns's operas, demonstrating the presence of the same breadth and versatility as in his better known works. Hugh Macdonald's wide knowledge of French music in the nineteenth century gives a powerful understanding of the different conventions.   "Proserpine" () by Camille Saint-Saëns Bilingual CD-book in French and English ‘Opéra français’ series of the Palazzetto Bru Zane (Ediciones Singulares) | | volume XV. Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁl kamij sɛsɑs]) was a French late-Romantic composer, organist, conductor, and pianist. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah, Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and his Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)/5.   The Saint-Saëns in my view and despite its age is the best recording available. It is particularly appropriate that Jane Parker-Smith plays the fine Paisley Abbey instrument enlarged from the original Cavaillé-Coll who built the organs for which Saint-Saëns wrote and played/5.