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Camille Saint-Saëns : a life

Author: Brian Rees
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of "the greatest among the many great organists of nineteenth-century France ... the composer of the witty zoology The carnival of the animals, Danse macabre, and the opera Samson et Dalila."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rees, Brian.
Camille Saint-Saëns.
London : Chatto & Windus, 1999
(OCoLC)639633593
Named Person: Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Rees
ISBN: 1856197735 9781856197731
OCLC Number: 40838976
Description: 485 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cypresses and Laurels --
Ch. 1. A Child of the Bourgeois Monarchy --
Ch. 2. The Conservatoire --
Revolution and Repression --
Ch. 3. The Parish Organist --
Ch. 4. The Paris Organist --
Ch. 5. An Artist's Life --
Ch. 6. Devastation, Seed Corn and Harvest --
Ch. 7. Saint-Saens's 'Agonistes' --
Ch. 8. The Traveller with Lined Paper --
Ch. 9. Collapse and Recovery --
Ch. 10. A National Musician --
Ch. 11. 'I Would Like to be Idle but Have Not the Time' --
Ch. 12. A Corsican Vendetta and Scholarly Polemics --
Ch. 13. War Service at the Keyboard --
Ch. 14. 'I Have Mounted the Acropolis Myself'.
Responsibility: Brian Rees.

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The story of "the greatest among the many great organists of nineteenth-century France ... the composer of the witty zoology The carnival of the animals, Danse macabre, and the opera Samson et Dalila."--Jacket.

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