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Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Roger Nichols

Abstract

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

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Roger Nichols, editor

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Part I Music

1 Introduction

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2 Art for Art's Sake

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3 Harmony and Melody

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5 Musical Eccentricities

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6 Hélène

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8 Musical Trends

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10 The Old Conservatoire

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11 The Organ

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Part II Musicians

12 Meyerbeer

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13 Rossini

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14 Berlioz I

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15 Berlioz II

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16 Liszt I

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17 Liszt II

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20 Charles Gounod

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21 Jacques Offenbach I

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22 Jacques Offenbach II

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23 Memories of Childhood

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24 Georges Bizet

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25 Jules Massenet

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26 Pauline Viardot

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27 Four Poems to Friends

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