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The Women in His Life

Donald Macleod looks at Saint-Saëns' relationships with and attitudes towards women, including his adored mother and great-aunt, the twin pillars of support during his childhood; his lasting friendships, and shortlived marriage.

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1 hour

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Tue 12 Jul 2011 18:30

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