Editors’ Notes The Romantic tradition found one of its finest Parisian exponents in Camille Saint-Saëns. Whether boisterous and frothy in the manner of the “Danse Macabre, Op. 40” or strewn with elegant arpeggios (like his piano concerti), this composer's work helped establish the French classical sound of his day. His best-known work for the stage, Samson and Delilah, is also a part of his homeland's grand opera repertoire. (Saint-Saëns additionally burnished his legacy by teaching Fauré.) Hear some of his most ebullient and lyrical pieces played by performers such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Lorin Maazel.

SONG
ALBUM
Danse Macabre, Op. 40
6:55
 
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro non troppo
5:41
 
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: II. Allegretto con moto
6:09
 
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33: III. Molto allegro
7:48
 
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78 "Organ Symphony": Ia. Adagio - Allegro moderato
10:14
 
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78, Organ: Poco adagio -
10:27
 
Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: I. Andante sostenuto
11:16
 
Piano Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 103 "Egyptian": I. Allegro animato
10:01
 
Suite for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 16: IV. Romance (Molto adagio)
7:02
 
Le carnaval des animaux: Hémiones (ou animaux véloces)
0:37
 
Le carnaval des animaux: Aquarium
2:17
 
Le carnaval des animaux: Volière
1:11
 
Carnival of the Animals: XIII. The Swan
2:54
 
Sonate pour violon et piano No. 1 en Ré Mineur, Op. 75: II. Adagio
5:46
 
3:16
 
Chanson triste
2:46
 
Samson et Dalila: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"
6:15
 
Requiem, Op. 54: Agnus Dei
7:43
 
Les fleurs et les arbres, Op. 68, No. 2
2:07
 
16:36
 
Sonate No. 1 Pour Violoncelle Et Piano, Op. 32: I. Allegro
9:21
 
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 29: II. Andante
8:01
 
Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
9:22
 

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