French Composer Camille Saint-Saens Died On This Day in 1921 – 95 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saens died on this day in 1921 – 95 years ago, aged 86

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French composer Camille Saint-Saens died on this day in 1921 – 95 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’.

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS | LA DANSE MACABRE | JEAN-FRANÇOIS ZYGEL & I’ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE DE RADIO FRANCE 

 

SILVIA MARCOVICI | SAINT-SAENS | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN B MINOR | PIERO BELLUGI & ORCHESTRA DELLA RADIOTELEVISIONE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST WILLIAM HAGEN | SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION ET RONDO CAPRICCIOSO | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH COMPETITION6

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