Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Camille Saint-Saëns (Tully Potter collection)Camille Saint-Saëns (Tully Potter collection)

Introduction

Saint-Saëns was one of the most remarkable prodigies, indeed, he had an altogether remarkable mind: organist, pianist, conductor, caricaturist, dabbler in science, mathematics and astronomy, traveller, archaeologist, writer of plays, philosopher, essayist on botany and ancient music. Read the full biography.

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'Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix', by Herman Klein (Gramophone, November 1924)

Building your Collection

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Orchestral Chamber/Inst. Vocal Opera

Cello Concertos Carnival of the Animals Mélodies Samson et Dalila

Piano Concertos Chamber Works

Violin Concertos

Symphony No 3

Shorter Orchestral Works

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