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Saint-Saëns, 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 ©

Albums
'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 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
'Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – La Madeleine, Paris' (CDA67713)
Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 1 – La Madeleine, Paris
'Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 2 – La Madeleine, Paris' (CDA67815)
Saint-Saëns: Organ Music, Vol. 2 – La Madeleine, Paris
'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
'Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études' (CDA67037)
Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études
'Saint-Saëns: The complete works for piano and orchestra' (CDA67331/2)
Saint-Saëns: The complete works for piano and orchestra
'Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos' (CDA67074)
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concertos
'¡España!' (CDA66176)
¡España!
'Arabesque' (CDH55129)
Arabesque
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp' (CDA67873)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp
'Casals Encores' (CDA67831)
Casals Encores
'Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ' (CDA66275)
Heroic and Ceremonial Music for brass and organ
'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
'Organ Fireworks, Vol. 3' (CDA66457)
Organ Fireworks, Vol. 3
'Rare French works for violin and orchestra' (CDH55396)
Rare French works for violin and orchestra
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'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues
'Shakespeare's Kingdom' (CDA66136)
Shakespeare's Kingdom
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'Stephen Hough in recital' (CDA67686)
Stephen Hough in recital
'The Grand Organ of Birmingham Town Hall' (CDA66216)
The Grand Organ of Birmingham Town Hall
'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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On other labels
'Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings' (APR7401)
Arthur de Greef – Solo and concerto recordings
'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
'Harold Bauer – The complete recordings' (APR7302)
Harold Bauer – The complete recordings
'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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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 3 – Chaminade & Saint-Saëns' (APR5533)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 3 – Chaminade & Saint-Saëns
Complete works available for download
[Dies irae] Andrew-John Smith (organ)
À quoi bon entendre les oiseaux des bois? François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Africa. Fantasie for piano and orchestra, Op 89 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Aimons-nous François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Allegro appassionato for piano and orchestra, Op 70 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Allegro appassionato, Op 43 Alban Gerhardt (cello), Cecile Licad (piano)
Andante Christopher Larkin (horn), Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op 168 The Nash Ensemble
Bassoon Sonata in G major, Op 168 Laurence Perkins (bassoon), Michael Hancock (piano)
Bénédiction nuptiale, Op 9 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Berceuse in B flat major, Op 38 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Caprice brillant Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op 79 The Nash Ensemble
Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 32 Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 Mats Lidström (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
Chanson à boire du vieux temps François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Chanson 'Nouvelle chanson sur un vieil air' François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, Op 167 The Nash Ensemble
Dans ton cœur François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Danse macabre François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Danse macabre – Poème symphonique de Camille Saint-Saëns, S555 Leslie Howard (piano)
Danse macabre, Op 40 Thomas Trotter (organ)
Élégie, Op 143 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Élégie, Op 143 Camille Saint-Saëns (piano), Gabriel Willaume (violin)
Élégie, Op 160 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Élévation ou Communion in E major, Op 13 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Fantaisie for violin and harp, Op 124 Philippe Graffin (violin), Catherine Beynon (harp)
Fantaisie for violin and piano after Weber's Oberon Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Fantaisie in D flat major, Op 101 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Fantaisie in E flat major Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Fantaisie No 3, Op 157 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Fantaisie pour orgue-Aeolian Andrew-John Smith (organ), Adrian Bending (tubular bells)
Guitare François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Guitares et mandolines Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Guitares et mandolines François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Havanaise, Op 83 Camille Saint-Saëns (piano), Gabriel Willaume (violin)
La Cigale et la Fourmi Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
La Cigale et la Fourmi François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
La Coccinelle François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
La mort d'Ophélie Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
L'air de la pendule Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
L'Attente François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Le chant de ceux qui s'en vont sur la mer François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Le vent dans la plaine François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Marche religieuse, Op 107 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Marquise, vous souvenez-vous? François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Morceau de concert, Op 62 Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Nocturne François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
O salutaris hostia in D major Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Oboe Sonata in D major, Op 166 The Nash Ensemble
Piano Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 17 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22 Arthur de Greef (piano), New Symphony Orchestra, Sir Landon Ronald (conductor)   NEW
Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat major, Op 29 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 4 in C minor, Op 44 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 5 in F major, Op 103 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 41 The Nash Ensemble
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 14 The Nash Ensemble
Piano Trio No 1 in F major, Op 18 The Florestan Trio
Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92 The Florestan Trio
Prelude and Fugue in B major, Op 99 No 2 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 109 No 3 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 109 No 1 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, Op 99 No 3 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in E major, Op 99 No 1 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Prelude and Fugue in G major, Op 109 No 2 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Prelude in F major Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Première Mazurka, Op 21 Camille Saint-Saëns (piano)
Rapsodie d'Auvergne for piano and orchestra, Op 73 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Rêverie François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Rêverie Camille Saint-Saëns (piano), Meyrianne Héglon (mezzo-soprano)
Sarabande in D major 'Offertoire' Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Sept Improvisations, Op 150 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Septet in E flat major, Op 65 The Nash Ensemble
Si vous n'avez rien à me dire François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Six Études pour la main gauche seule, Op 135 Piers Lane (piano)
Six Études, Op 111 Piers Lane (piano)
Six Études, Op 52 Piers Lane (piano)
Suzette et Suzon François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
Tarentelle in A minor, Op 6 The Nash Ensemble
Thème Varié, Op 97 Piers Lane (piano)
Triptyque, Op 136 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Trois Rhapsodies sur des cantiques bretons, Op 7 Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Une flûte invisible James Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp), Jaime Martin (flute)
Une flûte invisible François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano), Philippa Davies (flute)
Valse mignonne, Op 104 Camille Saint-Saëns (piano)
Valse mignonne, Op 104 Camille Saint-Saëns (piano)
Valse nonchalante, Op 110 Stephen Hough (piano)
Valse nonchalante, Op 110 Camille Saint-Saëns (piano)
Valse-Caprice for piano and strings 'Wedding Cake', Op 76 Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Variations for two pianos on a theme of Beethoven, Op 35 Emil Gilels (piano), Yakov Zak (piano)
Variations for two pianos on a theme of Beethoven, Op 35 Ethel Bartlett (piano), Rae Robertson (piano)
Verset in E minor Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Verset in F major Andrew-John Smith (organ)
Violin Concerto No 1 in A major, Op 20 Philippe Graffin (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Violin Concerto No 2 in C major, Op 58 Philippe Graffin (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op 61 Philippe Graffin (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op 75 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Violin Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 102 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Violons dans le soir François Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano), Krysia Osostowicz (violin)
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN  (1810-1849)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2 Philippe Graffin (violin), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD, RITTER VON GLUCK  (1714-1787)
Caprice sur les airs de ballet d'Alceste Harold Bauer (piano)
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 Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 32 (Saint-Saëns)
Cello Sonata No 2 in F major, Op 123 (Saint-Saëns)
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 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)
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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