Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns (photo: Tully Potter)
Born: 1835
Died: 1921

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.

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Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No 2 – which recording is best?

This concerto may seem little more than a shallow showpiece, but there’s a lot at stake for the soloist, as Jeremy Nicholas discovers via myriad recordings... Read more

Top 10 Saint-Saëns recordings

There's much more to Saint-Saëns than the Carnival of the Animals, as these outstanding recordings amply demonstrate... Read more

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