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Camille Saint-Saens

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'Tis better so (1)
A Voice by the Cedar Tree (1)
Adagio and Variations 'Airs de ballet d'Ascanio' (3)
Africa, op.89 (version for solo piano) (1)
Africa - fantasy for piano and orchestra, op.89 (10)
Aimons-nous et dormons (4)
Airs de ballet d'Ascanio (1)
Album, op.72 (4)
Allegro (d'apres le 3e Concerto Op.29) (1)
Allegro appassionato, op.70 (9)
Allegro appassionato in B minor, op.43 (20)
Allegro quasi presto (original finale of Cello Sonata no.1) (1)
Andante lento in E major (1)
Andromaque (1)
Angelus (1)
Antwort (1)
Ascanio: Ballet music (2)
Ascanio (4)
Assai moderato in B flat major (1)
Aux conquerants de l'air, op.164 (1)
Ave Maria (4)
Ave verum corpus (3)
Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila (1)
Bagatelles (2) (1)
Bagatelles (6), op.3 (2)
Barcarolle in F major, op.108 (1)
Bassoon Sonata in G major, op.168 (trans. piccolo) (1)
Bassoon Sonata in G major, op.168 (16)
Benediction nuptiale, op.9 (8)
Berceuse, op.105 (arr. Alexandre Guilmant) (1)
Berceuse, op.105 (1)
Berceuse in B flat major, op.38 (4)
Canto del cogno (1)
Caprice andalous in G major, op.122 (5)
Caprice arabe, op.96 (1)
Caprice brillant (1)
Caprice d'apres l'Etude en forme de valse (arr. Eugene Ysaye) (3)
Caprice d'apres l'Etude en forme de valse (3)
Caprice heroique, op.106 (1)
Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, op.79 (7)
Caprice sur les airs de Ballet d'Alceste de Gluck (arr. Debussy) (1)
Caprice sur les airs de Ballet d'Alceste de Gluck (2)
Carnival of the Animals (arr. Carl Davis, Hiawyn Oram) (1)
Carnival of the Animals (arr. Piet Swerts) (1)
Carnival of the Animals (arr. organ) (2)
Carnival of the Animals (arr. organ 4 hands) (1)
Carnival of the Animals (chamber version) (1)
» Aviary
Carnival of the Animals (orch. John Morris Russell) (1)
Carnival of the Animals (152)
» Finale
Cavatine, op.144 (4)
Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33 (arr. Nakariakov for flugelhorn) (1)
Cello Concerto no.1 in A minor, op.33 (71)
Cello Concerto no.2 in D minor, op.119 (14)
Cello Sonata no.1 in C minor, op.32 (11)
Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.123 (7)
Cello Sonata no.3 in D major (unfinished), op. posth. (1)
Chanson triste (1)
Cherry-Tree Farm (1)
Choeur de Sylphes (1)
Choeurs (2), op.53 (1)
Choeurs (2), op.68 (5)
Choeurs (2), op.141 (1)
Choeurs (3), op.151 (1)
Choral - Prelude sur O salutaris hostia (1)
Chorus of Dervishes from Beethoven's 'Ruins of Athens' (1)
Clair de lune (1)
Clarinet Sonata in E flat major, op.167 (18)
Communion in E flat major (1)
Concert Paraphrase on la Mort de Thais (after Massenet) (1)
Cypres et Lauriers, op.156 (10)
Danse macabre (song) (10)
Danse macabre, op.40 (arr. Edwin Lemare) (6)
Danse macabre, op.40 (arr. Liszt) (4)
Danse macabre, op.40 (arr. Liszt/Horowitz/Ancelle) (1)
Danse macabre, op.40 (arr. O. Godin) (1)
Danse macabre, op.40 (arr. T Mulleman) (1)
Danse macabre, op.40 (original version for two pianos) (4)
Danse macabre, op.40 (trans. M.E. Bossi & L. Roques) (1)
Danse macabre, op.40 (version for violin and piano) (1)
Danse macabre, op.40 (53)
Desir d'amour (1)
Desir de l'orient (1)
Dies irae (1)
Duettino in G major, op.11 (1)
El Desdichado (3)
Elegie, op.143 (4)
Elegie, op.160 (2)
Elevation ou Communion in E major, op.13 (5)
Etienne Marcel: Ballet Music (trans. Debussy for piano duet) (2)
Etienne Marcel: Ballet Music (1)
Etienne Marcel: Opera en 4 actes (2)
Etudes (6), op.52 (23)
Etudes (6), op.111 (10)
Etudes (6) for the left hand, op.135 (5)
Extase (3)
Fantaisie for Violin and Piano after Weber's Oberon (1)
Fantaisie in A major, op.124 (11)
Fantaisie no.1 in E flat major (14)
Fantaisie no.2 in D flat major, op.101 (9)
Fantaisie no.3 in C major, op.157 (7)
Fantaisie pour orgue-Aeolian (1)
Fantaisie sur 'Lohengrin' de Wagner (1)
Fantaisie sur le quintette de 'L'Etoile du nord' de Meyerbeer (1)
Fantasie for harp, op.95 (2)
Feuillet d'album, op.81 (1)
Feuillet d'album in A flat major, op.169 (3)
Fugues (6) pour le piano, op.161 (1)
Gavotte in C minor, op.23 (2)
Grasselette et maigrelette (1)
Guitares et mandolines (3)
Guitare (1)
Havanaise, op.83 (42)
Henry VIII (9)
Improvisation: Allegretto malinconico (1)
Improvisations (7), op.150 (8)
» no.1
» no.2
Improvisation sur la Beethoven-Cantate de Liszt (1)
Interlude Fugue in G minor (1)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (arr. Debussy) (4)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (arr. Georges Bizet) (2)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (arr. Richard Tognetti) (1)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (arr. Roger Feigelson) (1)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (arr. for flute, clarinet and wind orchestra) (1)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (trans. flute) (1)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op.28 (75)
Ivanhoe (1)
Konig Harald Harfagar, op.59 (1)
L'Assassinat du duc de Guise op.128 (1)
L'Attente (5)
L'air de la pendule (2)
L'enlevement (2)
La Cigale et la fourmi (1)
La Cloche (6)
La Coccinelle (2)
La Feuille de peuplier (2)
La Jeunesse d'Hercule, op.50 (7)
La Jota Aragonese, op.64 (3)
La Libellule (1)
La Mort d'Ophelie (1)
La Mort de Thais (1)
La Muse et le poete, op.132 (12)
La Princesse jaune (The Yellow Princess), op.30 (7)
La madonna col bambino (1)
Le Deluge, op.45 (4)
Le Lever de la lune (1)
Le Pas d'armes du Roi Jean (4)
Le Retour de Virginie (1)
Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31 (trans. J Geiger for piano) (1)
Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31 (20)
Le Spectre de la rose (1)
Le Timbre d'argent (2)
Le Vent dans la plaine (5)
Les Barbares: Ballet Music (1)
Les Barbares (2)
Les Cloches de la mer (2)
Les Cloches du soir in E flat major, op.85 (arr. F. Ronchini) (1)
Les Cloches du soir in E flat major, op.85 (1)
Les Fees (1)
Les Guerriers, op.84 (1)
Les Marins de Kermor, op.71, no.1 (1)
Les Nuits d'ete, op.7 (1)
Maestoso in C major (1)
Marche-Cortege in E flat major (1)
Marche du couronnement, op.117 (3)
Marche heroique in E flat major, op.34 (4)
Marche interalliee, op.155 (1)
Marche militaire Francaise (3)
Marche religieuse, op.107 (7)
Mazurka no.1 in G minor, op.21 (2)
Mazurka no.2 in G minor, op.24 (2)
Mazurka no.3 in B minor, op.66 (4)
Meditation (1)
Melodies persanes, op.26 (3)
Menuet (Marquise, vous-en souvenez-vous) (1)
Menuet et valse, op.56 (1)
Messe a 4 voix, op.4 (3)
Morceau de concert in F minor, op.94 (3)
Morceau de concert in G major, op.62 (4)
Morceau de concert in G major for harp and orchestra, op.154 (5)
Motets au Saint Sacrement (1)
O Salutaris, de la Messe, op.4 (extracts) (1)
Oboe Sonata in D major, op.166 (11)
Odelette for 2 flutes and piano (1)
Odelette in D major, op.162 (4)
Ode (1)
Offertoire in D major (1)
Offertoire in E minor (1)
Offertoire in F major (1)
Offertoire (1)
Oratorio de Noel, op.12 (8)
Organ piece (untitled) in C major (1)
Organ piece (untitled) in E minor (1)
Organ piece (untitled) in F major (1)
Orient et Occident, op.25 (2)
O salutaris hostia in D major (2)
Overture to an unfinished opera-comique (1)
Papillons (2)
Paraphrase sur 'Gallia' de Gounod (1)
Parysatis (4)
Pas redouble in B flat minor, op.86 (2)
Pastorale (4)
Phaeton, op.39 (8)
Piano Concerto no.1 in D major, op.17 (11)
Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22 (arr. Bizet for solo piano) (1)
Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22 (40)
Piano Concerto no.3 in E flat major, op.29 (12)
Piano Concerto no.4 in C minor, op.44 (24)
Piano Concerto no.5 in F major, op.103 'Egyptian' (26)
Piano Quartet in B flat major, op.41 (7)
Piano Quartet in E major (2)
Piano Quintet in A minor, op.14 (6)
Piano Trio no.1 in F major, op.18 (12)
Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, op.92 (12)
Pieces (9) for organ or harmonium (1)
Plainte (1)
Polonaise, op.77 (2)
Pourquoi rester seulette? (1)
Praeludium (et Fuga) in C minor (1)
Prelude in A major (1)
Prelude in C major (1)
Prelude in C minor (1)
Prelude in F major (3)
Preludes and Fugues (3), op.99 (10)
Preludes and Fugues (3), op.109 (8)
Prelude to 'Le Deluge', op.45 (3)
Priere for bassoon and piano, op.158 (1)
Priere for cello and piano, op.158 (3)
Priere for violin and organ, op.158b (1)
Procession in C major (1)
Prosperpine: Drame lyrique in 4 acts (1)
Requiem, op.54 (2)
Reverie (3)
Rhapsodie d'Auvergne for piano and orchestra, op.73 (6)
Rhapsodie d'Auvergne for solo piano, op.73 (2)
Rhapsodies (3) sur des cantiques bretons, op.7 (11)
Romance du soir, op.118 (3)
Romance for horn and piano, op.36 (arr cello and piano) (1)
Romance in B flat major, op.27 (1)
Romance in C major, op.48 (10)
Romance in D flat major, op.37 (arr. U Meldau for flute and organ) (1)
Romance in D flat major, op.37 (trans. flute) (2)
Romance in D flat major, op.37 (13)
Romance in D major, op.51 (4)
Romance in E major, op.67 (arr. for horn and piano) (3)
Romance in E major, op.67 (3)
Romance in F major, op.36 (13)
Romance sans paroles (1)
Saltarelle, op.74 (2)
Samson et Dalila, op.47 (highlights) (2)
Samson et Dalila, op.47: Grand Fantsay (arr. A Luigini) (1)
Samson et Dalila, op.47 (72)
Sarabande et rigaudon, op.93 (5)
Sarabande in D major 'Offertoire' (1)
Scherzo for 2 pianos, op.87 (3)
Scherzo sur 'Les Pecheurs de perles' de Bizet (1)
Septet in E flat major, op.65 (arr. for 2 pianos) (1)
Septet in E flat major, op.65 (4)
Serenade d'hiver (3)
Serenade in E flat major, op.15 (2)
Si vous n'avez rien a me dire (4)
Soiree en mer (2)
Sonnet (1)
Souvenances (1)
Souvenir d'Ismailia, op.100 (1)
Souvenir d'Italie in G major, op.80 (1)
Spartacus (3)
String Quartet no.1 in E minor, op.112 (6)
String Quartet no.2 in G major, op.153 (3)
Suite Algerienne, op.60 (10)
Suite for cello and orchestra, op.16 (9)
Suite for cello and piano, op.16 (3)
Suite for piano, op.90 (3)
Suite in D major for orchestra, op.49 (4)
Symphony in A major (8)
Symphony in F major 'Urbs Roma' (9)
Symphony no.1 in E flat major, op.2 (12)
Symphony no.2 in A minor, op.55 (trans. Debussy for piano duet) (2)
Symphony no.2 in A minor, op.55 (15)
» Adagio
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony' (arr. G Bovet) (1)
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony' (56)
» Finale
Tableaux symphoniques (3) d'apres La Foi, op.130 (2)
Tarentelle in A minor, op.6 (arr. U Meldau for flute, clarinet and organ) (1)
Tarentelle in A minor, op.6 (13)
Theme, variations et Choral sur le Dies irae (1)
Theme varie, op.97 (3)
Tournoiement 'Songe d'opium', op.26 no.6 (2)
Triptyque, op.136 (2)
Tristesse (1)
Une flute invisible (4)
Une nuit a Lisbonne, op.63 (2)
Une nuit a Lisbonne in E flat major, op.63 (1)
Valse canariote in A minor, op.88 (2)
Valse caprice for piano and strings, op.76 'Wedding Cake' (arr. Adrian Farmer) (1)
Valse caprice for piano and strings, op.76 'Wedding Cake' (17)
Valse du 'Prophete' de Meyerbeer (1)
Valse gaie, op.139 (3)
Valse langoureuse in E major, op.120 (2)
Valse mignonne in E flat major, op.104 (3)
Valse nonchalante, op.110 (6)
Variations on a theme by Beethoven, op.35 (8)
Verset in E minor (2)
Verset in F major (2)
Vers la victoire, op.152 (1)
Vieilles Chansons (1)
Viens (1)
Violin Concerto no.1 in A major, op.20 (9)
Violin Concerto no.2 in C major, op.58 (5)
Violin Concerto no.3 in B minor, op.61 (31)
Violin Sonata (unfinished) (1)
Violin Sonata no.1 in D minor, op.75 (14)
Violin Sonata no.2 in E flat major, op.102 (3)
Violons dans le soir (8)

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third ("Organ") Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886).

Saint-Saëns was a musical prodigy, making his concert debut at the age of ten. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire he followed a conventional career as a church organist, first at Saint-Merri, Paris and, from 1858, La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire.

His students included Gabriel Fauré, among whose own later pupils was Maurice Ravel. Both of them were strongly influenced by Saint-Saëns, whom they revered as a genius.

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