Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Camille Saint-Saëns
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Roger Nichols


Camille Saint–Saëns is a memorable figure not only for his successes as a composer of choral and orchestral works, and the eternally popular opera Samson et Dalila, but also because he was a keen observer of the musical culture in which he lived. A composer of vast intelligence and erudition, Saint–Saëns was at the same time one of the foremost writers on music in his day. From Wagner, Liszt and Debussy to Milhaud and Stravinsky, Saint–Saëns was at the center of the elite musical and cultural fin de siecle and early 20th Century world. He championed Schumann and Wagner in France at a period wh ... More

Keywords: Camille Saint–Saëns, composer, Samson et Dalila, Schumann, Wagner, music, music critics, Meyerbeer, Berlioz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195320169
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Nichols, editor

Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?