Saint-Saëns, (Charles) Camille

(9 October 1835, Paris – 16 December 1921, Algiers)
   While known mostly for secular concert repertory, Saint-Saëns was a superb organist and held positions at various Paris churches from 1853–1876 and from 1861– 1865 taught at the École Niedermeyer, founded to improve music in French churches. He contributed 13 publications of organ music, two masses, three oratorios in the Handelian tradition (Oratorio de {}Noël, 1858; Le Déluge ("The Flood"), 1875; The Promised Land, 1913), two dozen motets, another 10 small works for chorus, and one sacred opera, Samson et Dalila (1877), which remains in the repertory.

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  • Saint-Saëns,Charles Camille — Saint Saëns (săɴ säɴsʹ, säɴʹ), Charles Camille. 1835 1921. French composer whose works include symphonies, operas, and symphonic poems, including Danse Macabre (1874). * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint-Saëns, Charles-Camille — ► (1835 1921) Compositor francés. En 1853 fue nombrado organista de la iglesia de Saint Merry de París. Su dominio de la composición fue extraordinario; sin renunciar a los recursos modernos, cultivó las formas clásicas puras. Obras: Sansón y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SAINT SAËNS, CHARLES CAMILLE —    a French musician, born in Paris; for 19 years organist of the Madeleine; composer of a number of operas (e. g. Henri VIII. ) indifferently successful, and of much orchestral and chamber music of a masterly kind; is held to be one of the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Camille Saint-Saens — Camille Saint Saëns Charles Camille Saint Saëns [ʃaʀl kaˈmij sɛ̃ˈsɑ̃s] (* 9. Oktober 1835 in Paris; † 16. Dezember 1921 in Algier) war ein französischer Pianist, Organist, Musikwissenschaftler, Mus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Saint Saens — Camille Saint Saëns Charles Camille Saint Saëns [ʃaʀl kaˈmij sɛ̃ˈsɑ̃s] (* 9. Oktober 1835 in Paris; † 16. Dezember 1921 in Algier) war ein französischer Pianist, Organist, Musikwissenschaftler, Mu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Camille Saint-Saëns — Charles Camille Saint Saëns [ʃaʁl kamij sɛ̃sɑ̃s] (* 9. Oktober 1835 in Paris; † 16. Dezember 1921 in Algier) war ein französischer Pianist, Organist, Musikwissenschaftler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Camille Saint-Saëns — This article is about the composer. For the commune in Haute Normandie, see Saint Saëns, Seine Maritime. Camille Saint Saëns Charles Camille Saint Saëns (French pronunciation: [ʃaʁl kamij sɛ̃sɑ̃s]) (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921)… …   Wikipedia

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