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Saint-SaŽns, Camille (1835-1921)  

Camille Saint-Saëns

born: 9 October 1835
died: 16 December 1921
country: France

Born in 1835, just eight years after the death of Beethoven, and dying after the First World War in 1921 Saint-Saëns saw many changes during his long life, some of which he embraced more readily than others. Up until the 1880s he was considered very modern, at times offensively so, but his adherence to classical principles and clear conception of the parameters within which all art should function meant that during his later years he was increasingly considered old fashioned. The fervour with which he argued his cause in this regard went a considerable distance towards sealing the fate of his reputation.

Saint-Saëns was a child prodigy and gave his first concert as a pianist in 1846 at the Salle Pleyel. On this occasion he performed concertos by Mozart and Beethoven, a Bach Prelude and Fugue and works by Handel and Kalkbrenner. Not only did he perform without reference to scores but for an encore he invited the audience to choose any one of the thirty-two Beethoven piano sonatas which he had also committed to memory! It is easy to see how such a precocious talent came to be compared from an early age with that of Mozart whose music he adored, along with Bach, Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn. This list is revealingly conservative and Reynaldo Hahn and Alfred Bruneau were not alone in describing him as ‘musical art’s last great classicist’. Saint-Saëns himself later recollected how ‘everything in my youth seemed calculated to keep me far removed from romanticism’. However, despite his continued promotion of German composers such as these throughout the nineteenth century he was fiercely patriotic and spent a great deal of time and effort in the cause of French art. To this end he became a founding member of the Société Nationale in February 1871 which, under its motto ars gallica, set about the promotion of French music and the establishment of a national style in those difficult years that followed the Franco-Prussian war. Indeed Saint-Saëns the conservative was paradoxically also a great innovator. He was one of the first significant composers to write solo music for the harmonium, and was amongst the first French composers of the nineteenth century to write chamber music. Credited with almost single-handedly developing the solo concerto in France, he was also one of the first to incorporate genuine Arabic melodies into his scores (such as those in Samson et Dalila, or the Suite algérienne, Op 60). In 1908 he became the first notable composer to write a film score with L’assassinet du duc de Guise, Op 128, and whilst his appreciation of early music can be considered unusual in France, his remarks pertaining to performance practice were undeniably way ahead of their time.

Saint-Saëns was also a remarkable, largely self-taught polymath and the list of his interests and achievements is as wide ranging as his career. It varies from astronomy, geology, archaeology, history, sculpture, painting and mathematics to anthropology, zoology, animal welfare and travel.

Even if occasionally he had to wait longer than he would have liked, his efforts in all spheres did not go unrewarded. He was made a member of the German Association of Musicians, a Grand Officer of the Légion d’honneur and a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. He was also awarded the German Order of Merit, an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University, was made a Commander of the Victorian Order, and even had a museum devoted to him in Dieppe.

Given such undeniable success it seems all the more remarkable that Saint-Saëns became so marginalized both by his peers and by history. Certainly his aesthetics were often not those of his age but this alone is not sufficient to explain the wilful neglect he has received. The reasons for this may well have more to do with personality than with music. It is true that he experienced at times a ‘sea of injustice’ in his struggles to stage his dramatic works and the scandalous duplicity surrounding the cantata competition of 1867 in particular. The mistrust of institutions this engendered might have been a very healthy one though had he not remained so desperate for their approval. He suffered almost constant ill health and the deaths of close friends, his children and his mother left him in a depression causing insomnia, an inability to work and, at times, contemplating suicide. Today he would doubtless have been medicated. As it was he didn’t always behave in his own best interests, and his career and reputation would doubtless have been better served had he left many opinions unvoiced. Had he not criticized the formation of orchestral unions, for instance, the players may not have refused to play his music! Unfortunately history has chosen those occasions on which he was rude, opinionated or abrupt by which to remember him, overlooking those not infrequent instances of great benevolence. There are numerous examples of his not only encouraging the performance of younger composers’ works but also of his using influence to secure appointments or introductions for them. Henri Malherbe claimed to know personally at least two organists whose rent was paid by Saint-Saëns after they lost their jobs following the 1903 moto proprio of Pius X. This is clearly not the man that Martin Cooper described as ‘full of years and malice’.

from notes by Andrew-John Smith ©

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'Saint-Saëns & Ysaÿe: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano' (CDH55353)
Saint-Saëns & Ysaÿe: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano
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'Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos' (CDA68002)
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos
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'Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas' (CDH55342)
Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas
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'Saint-Saëns: Chamber Music' (CDA67431/2)
Saint-Saëns: Chamber Music
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'Saint-Saëns: Music for violin and piano' (CDA67100)
Saint-Saëns: Music for violin and piano
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'Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – La Madeleine, Paris' (CDA67713)
Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – La Madeleine, Paris
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'Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 2 – La Madeleine, Paris' (CDA67815)
Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 2 – La Madeleine, Paris
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'Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 3 – La Madeleine, Paris' (CDA67922)
Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 3 – La Madeleine, Paris
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'Saint-Saëns: Piano Trios' (CDA67538)
Saint-Saëns: Piano Trios
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'Saint-Saëns: Songs' (CDA66856)
Saint-Saëns: Songs
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'Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études' (CDA67037)
Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études
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'Saint-Saëns: The complete works for piano and orchestra' (CDA67331/2)
Saint-Saëns: The complete works for piano and orchestra
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'Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos' (CDA67074)
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos
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'¡España!' (CDA66176)
¡España!
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'Arabesque' (CDH55129)
Arabesque
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp' (CDA67873)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp
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'Casals Encores' (CDA67831)
Casals Encores
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'Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ' (CDA66275)
Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ
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'La Procession' (CDA66248)
La Procession
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'L'Après Midi d'un Dinosaur' (CDH88035)
L'Après Midi d'un Dinosaur
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 5 – Saint-Saëns, Chopin & Berlioz Transcriptions' (CDA66346)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 5 – Saint-Saëns, Chopin & Berlioz Transcriptions
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'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 3' (CDA66457)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 3
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'Rare French works for violin and orchestra' (CDH55396)
Rare French works for violin and orchestra
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'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues
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'Shakespeare's Kingdom' (CDA66136)
Shakespeare's Kingdom
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'Stephen Hough in recital' (CDA67686)
Stephen Hough in recital
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'The Grand Organ of Birmingham Town Hall' (CDA66216)
The Grand Organ of Birmingham Town Hall
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'Ysaÿe & Saint-Saëns: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano' (CDH55353)
Ysaÿe & Saint-Saëns: Rare transcriptions for violin and piano
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'The Light Blues' Tour de France' (A66059)
The Light Blues' Tour de France
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'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014' (HYP201409)
Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2014
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'Saint-Saëns, Goss & Franck: Piano Concertos' (SIGCD349)
Saint-Saëns, Goss & Franck: Piano Concertos
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'Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings' (APR6015)
Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings
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'Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings' (APR7401)
Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings
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'Bartlett & Robertson – Selected recordings, 1927-1947' (APR6012)
Bartlett & Robertson – Selected recordings, 1927-1947
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'Emil Gilels & Yakov Zak – Mozart, Mozart-Busoni & Saint-Saëns' (APR5664)
Emil Gilels & Yakov Zak – Mozart, Mozart-Busoni & Saint-Saëns
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'Fauré: Lydia's Vocalises' (CKD488)
Fauré: Lydia's Vocalises
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'Franck, Saint-Saëns & Goss: Piano Concertos' (SIGCD349)
Franck, Saint-Saëns & Goss: Piano Concertos
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'Harold Bauer – The complete recordings' (APR7302)
Harold Bauer – The complete recordings
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'Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings' (APR6010)
Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings
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'Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings' (APR6009)
Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings
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'La trompette retrouvée' (CKD294)
La trompette retrouvée
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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 3 – Chaminade & Saint-Saëns' (APR5533)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 3 – Chaminade & Saint-Saëns
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
[Dies irae] (Saint-Saëns)
À quoi bon entendre les oiseaux des bois? (Saint-Saëns)
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV3 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Adagio  Movement 1 of Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV3 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Adieu, patrie!  First line to Le chant de ceux qui s'en vont sur la mer (Saint-Saëns)
Africa. Fantasie for piano and orchestra, Op 89 (Saint-Saëns)
Aimons-nous (Saint-Saëns)
Air  Movement 7 of Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV36 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Alla fuga: Allegro non troppo  No 2 of Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Allegro appassionato for piano and orchestra, Op 70 (Saint-Saëns)
Allegro appassionato, Op 43 (Saint-Saëns)
Andante  Movement 3 of Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Andante (Saint-Saëns)
Andantino  Movement 1 of Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV8 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Ascanio (Saint-Saëns)
Assis sur cette blanche tombe  First line to Au cimetière, No 5 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Au bord d'un torrent Ophélie  First line to La mort d'Ophélie (Saint-Saëns)
Au cimetière  No 5 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op 168 (Saint-Saëns)
Bénédiction nuptiale, Op 9 (Saint-Saëns)
Berceuse in B flat major, Op 38 (Saint-Saëns)
Bourrée  Movement 7 of Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Bourrée: Molto allegro  No 4 of Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Cadenza on Afrique  Improvisation from Africa. Fantasie for piano and orchestra, Op 89 (Saint-Saëns)
Calme des nuits, Op 68 No 1 (Saint-Saëns)
Caprice brillant (Saint-Saëns)
Caprice d'après l'Étude en forme de valse  No 6 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe)
Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op 79 (Saint-Saëns)
Caprice sur les airs de ballet d'Alceste (Gluck/Saint-Saëns)
Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 33 (Saint-Saëns)
Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor, Op 119 (Saint-Saëns)
Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 32 (Saint-Saëns)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns/Freeman-Attwood)
C'est l'extase langoureuse  First line to Le vent dans la plaine (Saint-Saëns)
Chanson à boire du vieux temps (Saint-Saëns)
Chanson 'Nouvelle chanson sur un vieil air' (Saint-Saëns)
Choeur  Movement 12 of Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV30 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Cinq Poèmes de Ronsard (Saint-Saëns)
Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 167 (Saint-Saëns)
Comme des chevreaux piqués par un taon  First line to La Brise, No 1 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Comment, disaient-ils  First line to Guitare (Saint-Saëns)
Cyprès et Lauriers, Op 156 (Saint-Saëns)
Dans ton cœur (Saint-Saëns)
Danse macabre – Poème symphonique de Camille Saint-Saëns, S555 (Saint-Saëns/Liszt)
Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns)
Danse macabre, Op 40 (Saint-Saëns/Lemare)
Denn du wirst meine Seele nicht in der Hölle lassen, BWV15 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Élégie, Op 143 (Saint-Saëns)
Élégie, Op 160 (Saint-Saëns)
Élégie: Poco adagio  No 5 of Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Élévation ou Communion in E major, Op 13 (Saint-Saëns)
Elle me dit: Quelque chose  First line to La Coccinelle (Saint-Saëns)
En forme de Valse  No 6 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Étude de rythme: Andantino  No 4 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op 124 (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie for violin and piano after Weber's Oberon (Saint-Saëns/Weber)
Fantaisie in D flat major, Op 101 (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie in E flat major (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie No 3, Op 157 (Saint-Saëns)
Fantaisie pour orgue-Aeolian (Saint-Saëns)
Feria Pentecostes  No 2 of Sept Improvisations, Op 150 (Saint-Saëns)
Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV30 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Fugue  Movement 2 of Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV1005 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Fugue. Animato  No 3 Part 2 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Fugue. Moderato  No 5 Part 2 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Fugue. Moderato espressivo  No 3 Part 2 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Gavotte  Movement 3 of Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV35 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Gigue: Presto  No 6 of Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Grasselette et Maigrelette  No 4 of Cinq Poèmes de Ronsard (Saint-Saëns)
Guitare (Saint-Saëns)
Guitares et mandolines (Saint-Saëns)
Havanaise, Op 83 (Saint-Saëns)
Introduction et Air  Movement 1 of Denn du wirst meine Seele nicht in der Hölle lassen, BWV15 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
J'adore Suzette  First line to Suzette et Suzon (Saint-Saëns)
J'ai mis à mon cheval sa bride  First line to Sabre en main, No 4 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
La Brise  No 1 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
La Cigale ayant chanté, tout l'été  First line to La Cigale et la Fourmi (Saint-Saëns)
La Cigale et la Fourmi (Saint-Saëns)
La Coccinelle (Saint-Saëns)
La mort d'Ophélie (Saint-Saëns)
La muse et le poète, Op 132 (Saint-Saëns)
La solitaire  No 3 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
L'air de la pendule (Saint-Saëns)
Largo  Movement 3 of Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV1005 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
L'Attente (Saint-Saëns)
Le carnaval des animaux (Saint-Saëns)
Le carnaval des animaux (Saint-Saëns/Godowsky)
Le carnaval des animaux (Saint-Saëns/Guilmant)
Le carnaval des animaux (Saint-Saëns/Hasselmans)
Le chant de ceux qui s'en vont sur la mer (Saint-Saëns)
Le cygne  No 13 of Le carnaval des animaux (Saint-Saëns/Guilmant)
Le Déluge, Op 45 (Saint-Saëns)
Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean (Saint-Saëns)
Le temps a laissé son manteau  First line to Temps nouveau, No 1 of Vieilles Chansons (Saint-Saëns)
Le vent dans la plaine (Saint-Saëns)
Les cloches de Las Palmas  No 4 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Les fleurs et les arbres, Op 68 No 2 (Saint-Saëns)
Les marins de Kermor, Op 71 No 1 (Saint-Saëns)
Les premières lueurs de l'aurore naissante  First line to Les marins de Kermor, Op 71 No 1 (Saint-Saëns)
Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV8 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Marche militaire française  No 4 of Suite algérienne, Op 60 (Saint-Saëns)
Marche religieuse, Op 107 (Saint-Saëns)
Marquise, vous souvenez-vous? (Saint-Saëns)
Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Monte, écureuil, monte au grand chêne  First line to L'Attente (Saint-Saëns)
Morceau de concert, Op 62 (Saint-Saëns)
Moto perpetuo  No 3 of Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Nocturne (Saint-Saëns)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2 (Chopin/Saint-Saëns)
Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2 (Chopin/Saint-Saëns)
Nous venons pour chanter, madame  First line to Sérénade d'hiver (Saint-Saëns)
Ô Nuit! que j'aime ton mystère  First line to Nocturne (Saint-Saëns)
O salutaris hostia in D major (Saint-Saëns)
Oboe Sonata in D major, Op 166 (Saint-Saëns)
Ouverture  Movement 1 of Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV29 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Par saint Gille  First line to Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean (Saint-Saëns)
Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Philosophes rêveurs qui pensez tout savoir  First line to Chanson à boire du vieux temps (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 17 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major, Op 29 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Concerto No 4 in C minor, Op 44 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Concerto No 5 in F major, Op 103 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 41 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 14 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Trio No 1 in F major, Op 18 (Saint-Saëns)
Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92 (Saint-Saëns)
Pour l'indépendence des doigts  No 2 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude and Fugue in B major, Op 99 No 2 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 109 No 3 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 109 No 1 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, Op 99 No 3 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude and Fugue in E major, Op 99 No 1 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude and Fugue in G major, Op 109 No 2 (Saint-Saëns)
Prelude in F major (Saint-Saëns)
Prélude. Allegro  No 3 Part 1 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Prélude. Allegro moderato  No 5 Part 1 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Prélude. Moderato agitato  No 3 Part 1 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Prélude: Allegretto moderato  No 1 of Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Prélude: Con bravura  No 1 of Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Première Mazurka, Op 21 (Saint-Saëns)
Presto  Movement 5 of Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV35 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Printemps qui commence  Act 1 from Samson et Dalila, Op 47 (Saint-Saëns)
Pro defunctis  No 6 of Sept Improvisations, Op 150 (Saint-Saëns)
Pro martyribus  No 5 of Sept Improvisations, Op 150 (Saint-Saëns)
Puisqu'ici-bas toute âme  First line to Rêverie (Saint-Saëns)
Quand le soir est venu, que tout est calme enfin  First line to Violons dans le soir (Saint-Saëns)
Rapsodie d'Auvergne for piano and orchestra, Op 73 (Saint-Saëns)
Récitatif et Air  Movements 4 & 5 of Freue dich, erlöste Schar, BWV30 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Rêverie (Saint-Saëns)
Rêverie du soir à Blidah  No 3 of Suite algérienne, Op 60 (Saint-Saëns)
Romanza: Poco adagio  Movement 3 of Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns/Freeman-Attwood)
Sabre en main  No 4 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Saltarelle, Op 74 (Saint-Saëns)
Samson et Dalila, Op 47 (Saint-Saëns)
Sans que nulle part je séjourne  First line to Tournoiement 'Songe d'opium', No 6 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Sarabande in D major 'Offertoire' (Saint-Saëns)
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV36 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Sept Improvisations, Op 150 (Saint-Saëns)
Septet in E flat major, Op 65 (Saint-Saëns)
Sérénade d'hiver (Saint-Saëns)
Si vous n'avez rien à me dire (Saint-Saëns)
S'il est un charmant gazon  First line to Chanson 'Nouvelle chanson sur un vieil air' (Saint-Saëns)
Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 (Saint-Saëns)
Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns)
Six Études, Op 52 (Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe)
Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV1005 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Suite algérienne, Op 60 (Saint-Saëns)
Suzette et Suzon (Saint-Saëns)
Tarentelle in A minor, Op 6 (Saint-Saëns)
Temps nouveau  No 1 of Vieilles Chansons (Saint-Saëns)
Thème Varié, Op 97 (Saint-Saëns)
Tierces majeures chromatiques  No 5 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Tierces majeures et mineures  No 1 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Toccata d'après le 5e Concerto  No 6 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Tournoiement 'Songe d'opium'  No 6 of Mélodies persanes, Op 26 (Saint-Saëns)
Traits chromatiques  No 2 of Six Études, Op 111 (Saint-Saëns)
Triptyque, Op 136 (Saint-Saëns)
Trois Rhapsodies sur des cantiques bretons, Op 7 (Saint-Saëns)
Une flûte invisible (Saint-Saëns)
Une jeune pucelette  First line to Grasselette et Maigrelette, No 4 of Cinq Poèmes de Ronsard (Saint-Saëns)
Valse mignonne, Op 104 (Saint-Saëns)
Valse nonchalante, Op 110 (Saint-Saëns)
Valse-Caprice for piano and strings 'Wedding Cake', Op 76 (Saint-Saëns)
Variations for two pianos on a theme of Beethoven, Op 35 (Saint-Saëns)
Venez! Venez! enfants de la Romagne  First line to Saltarelle, Op 74 (Saint-Saëns)
Verset in E minor (Saint-Saëns)
Verset in F major (Saint-Saëns)
Vieilles Chansons (Saint-Saëns)
Viens! – une flûte invisible  First line to Une flûte invisible (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Concerto No 1 in A major, Op 20 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Concerto No 2 in C major, Op 58 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75 (Saint-Saëns)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 102 (Saint-Saëns)
Violons dans le soir (Saint-Saëns)
Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV29 (Bach/Saint-Saëns)
Zig et zag et zig, la mort cri en cadence  First line to Danse macabre (Saint-Saëns)
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