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Saint-Saëns : a critical biography

Author: Stephen Studd
Publisher: London : Cygnus Arts ; Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Quoting extensively from his letters, Stephen Studd presents an accurate and balanced account of Saint-Saens's life and work, placing him in the context of nineteenth-century French music."--BOOK JACKET. "The child prodigy became the eternal scholar who, besides being a prolific composer, was also one of the greatest organists of his day, a touring pianist of awesome technique, the producer of scholarly editions of
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Studd, Stephen.
Saint-Saëns.
London : Cygnus Arts ; Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)654240731
Named Person: Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns; Camille Saint-Saëns
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Studd
ISBN: 0838638422 9780838638422 1900541653 9781900541657
OCLC Number: 40979980
Description: x, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Child Prodigy --
II. Student --
III. Organist --
IV. Teacher --
V. Pianist --
VI. Patriot --
VII. Symphonic Poet --
VIII. Husband and Father --
IX. The Immortal --
X. Man of the Theatre --
XI. The Travelling Philosopher --
XII. Reactionary and Royal Favourite --
XIII. Grand Old Man --
XIV. Patriot Again --
XV. World Weary --
XVI. The Legacy.
Responsibility: Stephen Studd.

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This book provides a full account of the composer's long life and huge musical output. The struggle for recognition, his controversial views on such questions as modern music and the influence of  Read more...

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