Neglected scores by
'Not to be missed.'
Here we have music of Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) at his least familiar. Nonetheless it illustrates several of the composer's most salient characteristics to perfection.
From early childhood (as a late-Romantic) the Parisian-born student Charles-Camille displayed extraordinary diverse talents, excelling as an organist, conductor, pianist and composer.
He composed with seeming ease in many genres, the exquisitely structured works teeming in individualistic melodies and novel turns...
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