French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Died On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns died on this day in 1921 – 96 years ago

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Camille Saint-Saëns Death

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns died on this day in 1921 – 96 years ago, aged 86.

Saint-Saens’ signature works include ‘The Carnival of the Animals’, ‘Danse Macabre’, Samson and Delilah’, his 1st Cello Concerto and his 3rd ‘Organ’ Symphony.

His major contributions to the violin repertoire include 3 concertos, 2 sonatas – and the evergreen bravura works ‘Havanaise’ and ‘Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso’.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST WILLIAM HAGEN & LIEBRECHT VANBECKEVOORT | SAINT-SAËNS | INTRODUCTION ET RONDO CAPRICCIOSO | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION

 

The Best of Saint-Saëns |CD|

Neeme Jarvi

Bernard Haitink

Various Artists

Release Date: October 11, 1994

Philips

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