Camille Saint-Saëns
composer

Camille Saint-Saëns

  • October 9, 1835 Paris, France - December 16, 1926 Algiers, Algeria

Biography

Camille Saint-Saëns, the prodigy

Camille Saint-Saëns was in every way an exceptionally gifted child. He possessed extraordinary pianistic ease and a phenomenal musical memory. He composed at the age of five, gave his first concert at the Salle Pleyel at eleven and at thirteen he was taught composition by Halévy at the Paris Conservatoire. His talents stunned Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz and Pauline Viardot and from 1870 onwards, his tuition was in great demand. Gabriel Fauré, Messager and Gigout were to be his pupils at the Niedermeyer School.

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Prix de Lausanne 50th anniversary: Gala des Étoiles
Prix de Lausanne 50th anniversary: Gala des Étoiles

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The 2022 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2022 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

With Andris Nelsons and Gautier Capuçon

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Gautier Capuçon performs Brahms and Grieg — With Kim Bernard
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Grand Piano Competition 2021: Finals (II/II)
Grand Piano Competition 2021: Finals (II/II)

Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra

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José Carreras Grand Prix 2021: Grand Opening
José Carreras Grand Prix 2021: Grand Opening

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Les Coups de Cœur à Chantilly I/II
Les Coups de Cœur à Chantilly I/II

Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Maxim Vengerov,...

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Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia
Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia

Music, War, and Revolution: Volume II

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Kristine Opolais sings famous Italian opera arias
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Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley perform Beethoven
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George Li plays Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 2
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The 2016 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2016 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

With Semyon Bychkov, Katia Labèque, and Mariell...

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Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra — With Janine Jansen, Thomas Hampson and Lang Lang
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The Glory of the Kirov
The Glory of the Kirov

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Grand Piano Competition 2021: Awards ceremony and closing gala
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"New Names" Foundation gala-concert
"New Names" Foundation gala-concert

With Denis Matsuev

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Marin Alsop conducts Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel
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Dmitry Masleev plays Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and Saint-Saëns
Dmitry Masleev plays Scarlatti, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and Saint-Saëns

New Generation Piano Recital at the Fondation L...

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NEW VOD: Garden by Medhi Walerski, music by Saint-Saëns
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El fuego latino with Alondra de la Parra and Alexis Cárdenas
El fuego latino with Alondra de la Parra and Alexis Cárdenas

Orchestre National d'Île-de-France

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Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts Saint-Saëns and Schumann — With Mischa Maisky
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Master Class with Evangeline Benedetti (I/IV)
Master Class with Evangeline Benedetti (I/IV)

Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 33 – Fir...

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Marek Janowski conducts Beethoven and Saint-Saëns
Marek Janowski conducts Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

With the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

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The Mariinsky II Opening Gala
The Mariinsky II Opening Gala

With Valery Gergiev

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