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Centenary Of The Death Of Camille Saint-Saens - Mint - Set

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  • 26.02.2021
  • Elsa Catelin
  • Steel-Engraving and Offset
  • 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
  • €3.00
About Centenary Of The Death Of Camille Saint-Saens - Mint

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.

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