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Camille Saint-Saëns

9 oct 1835 (Paris) - 16 dec 1921 (Algiers)


Books about Camille Saint-Saëns and his music

bookCamille Saint-Saens and Barrie C. Turner and Sue Williams Carnival of the Animals : Classical Music for Kids (Classical Music for Kids)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 1999; ISBN 0805061800; 42 pages
The animals are having a carnival, and the guests are arriving. There's the majestic lion, the braying mules, the dancing elephant, and the bouncy kangaroos. Even the fossils join in with a fast and rattly dance. Everyone is invited! Nearly 150 years ago, the composer Camille Saint-Saëns was asked by his pupils to write a musical joke for them. He wrote the Carnival of the Animals , a piece people enjoyed so much that it has now become one of Saint-Saëns's most famous works. This accessible commentary, in a picture-book format, helps children follow each section of Saint-Saëns's classic piece while they listen to the CD. Whimsical illustrations, a simple text, and evocative melodies create an ideal introduction for young children to the world of classical music. Price indication: $ 13.57
bookJean Michel Nectoux and J. Barrie Jones and Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Faure The Correspondence of Camille Saint-Saens and Gabriel Faure: Sixty Years of Friendship
Ashgate Publishing, 2004; ISBN 0754632806; 153 pages
This English edition of Jean-Michel Nectoux's collection of the complete correspondence of Saint-Saens and Faure features some 130 letters spanning the period from 1862-1920. Immensely significant to the study of French music, these letters throw light upon one of the longest-surviving friendships between two composers in the history of music. They also contain frank exchanges of views on such topics as the music of Wagner, Berlioz, Debussy, Franck and others, the state of musical education in France, and other important artistic figures of fin de siecle Paris including Puvis de Chavannes, Rodin and Fremiet. Barrie Jones's skilful translation of this important body of correspondence captures the often playful, casual, but always stimulating language of both composers. These letters are frequently the sole source for dating certain compositions or discovering projects that were started but then abandoned. They constitute a primary source for appreciation of Saint-Saens's and Faure's compositions, opinions, and working practices. Price indication: $ 99.95
bookPhilip De Vos and Camille Carnaval Des Animaux Saint-Saens and Piet Grobler Carnival of the Animals
Front Street, 2000; ISBN 1886910472; 42 pages Price indication: $ 16.95
bookBurton D. Fisher and Camille Saint-Saens Samson and Delilah/the Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series
Opera Journeys, 2000; ISBN 1930841035; 36 pages Price indication: $ 9.75
bookSabina Teller Ratner Camille Saint-Saens 1835-1921: A Thematic Catalogue of His Complete Works : The Instrumental Works (Camille Saint-Saens)
Oxford University Press, 2002; ISBN 0198163207; 658 pages Price indication: $ 235.00
bookWatson Lyle Camille Saint-Saens: His Life and Art
Reprint Services Corp, 1990; ISBN 078129083X; 210 pages Price indication: $ 69.00
bookKenneth Ring Psychological Perspectives on Camille Saint-Saens (Mellen Lives, 13)
Edwin Mellen Press, 2002; ISBN 0773471081; 152 pages Price indication: $ 99.95
bookRollin Smith Saint-Saens and the Organ
Pendragon Press, 1993; ISBN 0945193149; 352 pages Price indication: $ 52.00
bookMichael Stegemann and Camille Saint-Saens Camille Saint-Saens and the French Solo Concerto : From 1850 to 1920
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2003; ISBN 0931340357; 346 pages
This is a study of Saint Saens's concertante works - five concertos for piano, three for violin, two for cello, and shorter works. Price indication: $ 50.10
bookCammille Saint-saens Outspoken Essays On Music (Music Book Index)
Reprint Services Corp, 1922; ISBN 078129004X; 186 pages Price indication: $ 59.00
bookTimothy S. Flynn Camille Saint-Saens : A Guide to Research (Composer Resource Manuals)
Routledge, 2002; ISBN 0815336195; 224 pages
A key figure in establishing an identifiable French musical style in the nineteenth century, this annotated biliography catalogs the studies of Saint-Saens' life and works as well as examining the composer's own correspondence and essays. Included are many lesser-known writings on the composer and his music, as well as recent scholarship which re-examines his place in music history. Price indication: $ 125.00
bookBurton D. Fisher Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah
Opera Journeys Publishing, 2004; ISBN 0976103583; 96 pages
A comprehensive guide to Camille Saint-Saens' SAMSON and DELILAH, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, a Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, a complete newly translated LIBRETTO with French/English translation side-by-side, Fisher's insightful and in depth COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS, a DISCOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY, and a Dictionary of Opera and Musical Terms. Price indication: $ 16.96
bookWatson Lyle Camille Saint-Saens, his life and art
Greenwood Press, 1970; ISBN 0837142660; 210 pages Price indication: $ 39.99
bookStephen Studd Saint-Saens: A Critical Biography
Cygnus Arts, 1999; ISBN 1900541653; 356 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 129.35
bookKeisuke Tsutsui Saint-Saens' Carnival of the animals (Fantasia pictorial)
Gakken, 1970 Price indication: (used only): from $ 8.94
bookArthur, Hervey Saint-SaeEns. (Select bibliographies reprint series)
Ayer Co Pub, 1969; ISBN 0836950453; 159 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 21.00

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 - G. Schirmer, Inc.

Danse Macabre and Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in Full Score - Dover Publications

Danse Macabre and Other Works for Solo Piano - Dover Publications

Havanaise, Op. 83, & Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, for Violin an : With Separate Violin Part - Dover Publications

Music Minus One Cello: Winer Violoncello Concerto; Schubert Ave Maria; SAINT-SAENS Allegro Appassionato (pop ver.) (Sheet Music & CD) - Music Minus One

Music Minus One Violin: Saint-Saens Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso for Violin & Orchestra; Mozart Serenade No. 5, KV204; Adagio, KV261 (Book & CD) - Music Minus one

Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 in Full Score - Dover Publications

Saint Saens / Danse Macabre - Warner Bros Pubns

Saint Saens / Piano Concerto #2 (Advanced Piano Duet) - Warner Bros Pubns

Saint Saens 6 Etudes Op.52 - Warner Bros Pubns

Saint Saens Danse Macabre Viol - Warner Brothers Publications

Saint-Saens 3 Preludes & Fugues - Warner Bros Pubns

Saint-Saens 6 Etudes Op. 111 - Warner Bros Pubns

Samson and Delilah (G. Schirmer Opera Score Editions) - G. Schirmer, Inc.

Selections from The Carnival of the Animals: Transcribed for Woodwind Quintet - Whichpond Music

Symphony No. 3 ("Organ" in Full Score) - Dover Publications

The Carnival of the Animals: Grand Zoological Fantasy for Eleven Players in Full Score - Dover Publications

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 and Piano Trios Nos.1 and 2 (Chamber Music Scores) - Dover Publications



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