Camille Saint-Saëns

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About Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a French composer, conductor, organist, and pianist of the Romantic era, famous for being a child prodigy, a virtuoso performer and sight-reader, and a polymath with a lifelong interest in mathematics and the sciences. Saint-Saëns composed in all the forms of his day, achieving great success with his Symphony No. 3, "Organ"; Carnival of the Animals; Danse Macabre; and many other works that have remained popular today. Saint-Saëns was a brilliant organist who held the eminent post at the Église de la Madeleine, where he impressed Liszt. Saint-Saëns died in his adopted country, Algeria.

Paris, France
09 October 1835