Saint Sa ns and the Organ

Saint Sa  ns and the Organ

The Chimes must have delighted Saint - Saëns . They were tubular bells , exactly like orchestral bells , struck by electric - actioned hammers . Their compass was twenty notes : from A to " E , and they sounded an octave higher than the ...

Author: Rollin Smith

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 0945193149

Category: Music

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Hailed by Franz Liszt as the world's greatest organist, Camille Saint-Saëns was revered by his contemporaries for his ingenious improvisations, his mastery of the art of registration, his virtuosity, and his eclectic organ compositions. Saint-Saëns's technique and style developed out of what remained of the French classic tradition that survived into 19th century use, bridged the entire career of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, and continued well into the 20th century. Rollin Smith, author of The Organ Works of César Franck, provides an insightful biographical view of Saint-Saëns as organist and composer, including detailed chapters on the construction and settings of instruments he played (the harmonium, the Aeolian organ, and the Cavaillé-Coll organs, among others). Within the eleven appendices are essays by and about Saint-Saëns; recordings of his performances; specifications of selected organs that he played; and a thematic catalogue of his works for harmonium and organ.
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Camille Saint Sa ns 1835 1921

Camille Saint Sa  ns  1835 1921

SAINT - SAËNS'S AUTOGRAPHS Most of the extant autographs of Saint - Saëns had functioned as meticulously prepared copies for his publishers . They generally terminate with the composer's signature ' C. Saint - Saëns ' , their date of ...

Author: Sabina Teller Ratner

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198163207

Category: Music

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Camille Saint-Saëns 1835-1921: A Thematic Catalogue of his Complete Works defines the achievement of this great French composer. All his musical works are presented: the well-recognized masterpieces, the childhood sketches, the unpublished compositions, and the previously unknown pieces now revealed for the first time. This comprehensive collection fully documents the composer's extraordinary contribution to the musical world. Volume 1 concentrates specifically on his Instrumental output, while the two later volumes will cover Dramatic Works and Choral & Vocal Works respectively.
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The Symphonies and Symphonic Poems of Camille Saint Sa ns

The Symphonies and Symphonic Poems of Camille Saint Sa  ns

"Camille Saint-Saëns, Le Rouet d'Omphale (Das Spinnrad der Omphale), Op. 31, Erlautert von D. Paul Sakolowski, Musikfuhrer No. 174, Leipzig, Hermann Seemann Nachfoiger." Leipzig, no date. Samazeuilth, Gustave. Musiciens de Mon Temps.

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Camille Saint Saens

Camille Saint Saens

Saint-Saëns. Paris: Alcan, 1923. 207 p. ML 410.S15C3.This monograph is divided into the following sections: “La vie,” which deals with SaintSaëns's biography and career, and mentions (without analysis) many of his compositions ...

Author: Timothy Flynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135577247

Category: Music

Page: 226

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A key figure in establishing an identifiable French musical style in the nineteenth century, this annotated biliography catalogs the studies of Saint-Saens' life and works as well as examining the composer's own correspondence and essays. Included are many lesser-known writings on the composer and his music, as well as recent scholarship which re-examines his place in music history.
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Saint Sa ns and the Stage

Saint Sa  ns and the Stage

Camille Saint-Saëns 1835–1921: A Thematic Catalogue ofhis Complete Works, Vol. II, The Dramatic Works, Oxford University Press, 2012. SORET 2012 SORET, Marie-Gabrielle (ed.). Camille Saint-Saëns: Écrits sur la Musique et les Musiciens ...

Author: Hugh Macdonald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108426381

Category: Music

Page: 448

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The stage works of Saint-Sans range from grand open-air pageants to one-act comic operas, and include the first composed film score. Yet, with the exception of Samson et Dalila, his twelve operas have lain in the shadows since the composer's death in 1921. Widely performed in his lifetime, they vanished from the repertory - never played, never recorded - until now. With four twenty-first-century revivals as a backdrop, this timely book is the first study of Saint-Sans's operas, demonstrating the presence of the same breadth and versatility as in his better known works. Hugh Macdonald's wide knowledge of French music in the nineteenth century gives a powerful understanding of the different conventions and expectations that governed French opera at the time. The interaction of Saint-Sans with his contemporaries is a colourful and important part of the story.
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Camille Saint Sa ns and His World

Camille Saint Sa  ns and His World

The 1900–1901 season was full of new works, including Puccini's La Bohème and Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila. Two new sets—the Dagon temple and the scene with the millstone—were built for the Saint-Saëns production, which apparently ...

Author: Jann Pasler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400845101

Category: Music

Page: 440

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A revealing look at French composer and virtuoso Camille Saint-Saëns Camille Saint-Saëns—perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in nearly every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music—is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism overshadowed his earlier importance. In a wide-ranging and trenchant series of essays, articles, and documents, Camille Saint-Saëns and His World deconstructs the multiple realities behind the man and his music. Topics range from intimate glimpses of the private and playful Saint-Saëns, to the composer's interest in astronomy and republican politics, his performances of Mozart and Rameau over eight decades, and his extensive travels around the world. This collection also analyzes the role he played in various musical societies and his complicated relationship with such composers as Liszt, Massenet, Wagner, and Ravel. Featuring the best contemporary scholarship on this crucial, formative period in French music, Camille Saint-Saëns and His World restores the composer to his vital role as innovator and curator of Western music. The contributors are Byron Adams, Leon Botstein, Jean-Christophe Branger, Michel Duchesneau, Katharine Ellis, Annegret Fauser, Yves Gérard, Dana Gooley, Carolyn Guzski, Carol Hess, D. Kern Holoman, Léo Houziaux, Florence Launay, Stéphane Leteuré, Martin Marks, Mitchell Morris, Jann Pasler, William Peterson, Michael Puri, Sabina Teller Ratner, Laure Schnapper, Marie-Gabrielle Soret, Michael Stegemann, and Michael Strasser.
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Camille Saint Sa ns

Camille Saint Sa  ns

List of Illustrations Madame Saint-Saéns Saint-Saens as a child Saint-Saens aged 20 Cartoon: in uniform Saint-Saens in 1876 Saint-Saéns's son, André Henry VIII Act 11 Henry VIII Act III Proserpine Ascanio Act II Set for Le Roi de Lahore ...

Author: Brian Rees

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571287055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Camille Saint-Sans began as a child prodigy and was acclaimed in his lifetime as the incarnation of French genius. His was one of the longest careers in musical history, stretching from the traditions of Beethoven to the innovations of the twentieth century, including one of the earliest film scores. As a virtuoso pianist he achieved international fame, while Liszt proclaimed him the world's greatest organist. A prolific composer, there is much more to him than his best-known work, the witty Carnival of the Animals, of which he forbade performances in his lifetime. Among his most notable achievements are the opera Samson et Delila and the Organ Symphony, while the Danse Macabre, second piano concerto and first cello concerto remain much loved. As a young man, he supported the 'new music' of Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz and introduced the symphonic poem into French music. He championed an up-and-coming generation of French composers, most notably Faur, and played a unique part in transforming French taste from grand opera and operetta to the classical forms of symphony and chamber music, at the same time reviving interest in the music of Bach and Rameau. His personal life was combative, tragic and surrounded by rumour: as a boy during the Revolution of 1848, serving as a National Guard in the war of 1870, and eventually becoming something of an icon of the Third Republic, used in diplomacy as a symbol of French culture. This fascinating book (Chatto & Windus 1999) places his long and controversial career in a turbulent period when music, no less than politics, was undergoing sensational and often stormy change.
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Saint Saens

Saint Saens

On Music and Musicians Camille Saint-Saëns Roger Nichols. Proses, 139 Protestantism, 136 Prudhomme, René-François-Armand, 14n4 public's taste, 42 Liszt and, 90 purveyor, 152–53 “Queen Mab” Scherzo (Berlioz), 82 Quinault, Philippe, ...

Author: Camille Saint-Saëns

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195320169

Category: Music

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Camille Saint-Saens is a memorable figure not only for his successes as a composer of choral and orchestral works, and the eternally popular opera Samson et Dalila, but also because he was a keen observer of the musical culture in which he lived. A composer of vast intelligence and erudition, Saint-Saens was at the same time one of the foremost writers on music in his day. From Wagner, Liszt and Debussy to Milhaud and Stravinsky, Saint-Saens was at the center of the elite musical and cultural fin de siecle and early 20th Century world. He championed Schumann and Wagner in France at a period when these composers were regarded as dangerous subversives whose music should be kept well away from the impressionable student. Yet Saint-Saens himself had no aspirations to being a revolutionary, and his appreciation of Wagner the composer was tempered by his reservations over Wagner the philosopher and dramatist, suspicious as he was of what he called "the Germanic preoccupation with going beyond reality." Whether defending Meyerbeer against charges of facility or Berlioz against those who questioned his harmonic grasp, Saint-Saens was always his own man: in both cases, he claimed, it was "not the absence of faults but the presence of virtues" that distinguishes the good composer.Saint-Saens's writings provide a well-argued counter-discourse to the strong modernist music critics who rallied around Debussy and Ravel during the fin de siecle. And above all, they demonstrate a brilliantly sharp and active brain, expressing itself through prose of a Classical purity and balance, enlivened throughout with flashes of wit and, at times, of sheer malice.In this generously annotated volume, renowned scholar, seasoned translator and radio broadcaster Roger Nichols brings some of the composer's most striking and evocative writings brilliantly to life in English translation, many for the first time. Nichols has carefully chosen these selections for their intrinsic interest as historical documents to create a well-balanced and engaging view of the man, the music, and the age.
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Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity

Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity

Jean Bonnerot , C. Saint - Saëns , sa vie et son oeuvre ( Saint - Saëns , his life and work ) ( Paris : Durand , 1914 ) ; Georges Servières , Saint - Saëns ( Paris : Félix Alcan , 1923 ) ; and Arthur Dandelot , La Vie et l'oeuvre de ...

Author: Sophie Fuller

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 025202740X

Category: Music

Page: 324

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Through the hidden or lost Stories of composers, scholars, patrons, performers, audiences, repertoire, venues, and specific works, this volume explores points of intersection between music and queerness in Europe and the United States from 1870 to 1950 - a period during which dramatic changes in musical expression and in the expression of individual sexual identity played similar roles in washing away the certainties of the past."--BOOK JACKET.
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Regarding Faure

Regarding Faure

1 "Saint-Saens a 1'Ecole Niedermeyer," Le Guide du concert, Numero special C. Saint-Saens (1922): 7. 62 Tediteur auquel je pense pour vous." Saint-Saens to Faure, 1 January 1867, Nectoux, Saint-Saens/ Faure Correspondance, 48. 63 Ibid.

Author: Tom Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134391257

Category: Performing Arts

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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