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