Centenary Of The Death Of Camille Saint-Saens - Mint - Set
Centenary Of The Death Of Camille Saint-Saens - Mint - Set for only GBP £2.75
Camille Saint-Saens, who was born in Paris in 1835, at the height of the Romantic era, and died in Algiers in 1921, has remained a classic composer against all odds. A child prodigy, he gave his first concert at the age of 11. He enrolled in the Conservatoire de Paris in 1848, where he studied organ and composition. Saint-Saens enjoyed extraordinary fame from the 1860s. He composed sympho- nies and concertos for violin and piano, as well as symphonic poems. He wrote a dozen operas, the best known of which is unquestionably Samson and Delilah (1877). A friend of Prince Albert I, he wrote, at the latter's request, the Ouverture de Féte, which he played at the official opening of the Monaco Oceanographic Museum in 1910.