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The Greatest Organist in the World

Saint-Saëns' appointment as organist at the Madeleine church in Paris in 1857 at the age of 22 was a prestigious one even for a former child prodigy. Donald Macleod explores how the composer's view from the organ loft shaped his outlook and career.

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Mon 11 Jul 2011 18:30

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