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Saint-Saëns -
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HOWARD SMITH

'Not to be missed.'

Elan - Ballet Music from Operas by Saint-Saëns. © 2011 Melba Recordings

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...

Copyright © 1 February 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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ELAN - BALLET MUSIC FROM OPERAS BY SAINT-SAËNS

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS

MELBA RECORDINGS

OPERA

BALLET

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

FRANCE

AUSTRALIA

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