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Camille Saint-Saëns on music and musicians

Author: Camille Saint-Saëns; Roger Nichols
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille / 1835-1921 Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Saint-Saëns; Roger Nichols
ISBN: 9780195320169 0195320166
OCLC Number: 173748244
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 187 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Art for art's sake --
Harmony and melody --
The Birmingham Festivals --
Musical eccentricities --
Hélène --
On not writing a preface --
Musical trends --
In defence of Opéra-comique --
The old Conservatoire --
The organ --
Meyerbeer --
Rossini --
Berlioz I --
Berlioz II --
Liszt I --
Liszt II --
Wagner : Bayreuth 1876 --
The Wagnerian illusion --
Gounod --
Offenbach I --
Offenbach II --
Memories of childhood --
Bizet --
Massenet --
Pauline Viardot --
Four poems to friends.
Other Titles: Literary works.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Roger Nichols.
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