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Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)

3. Composer Friends and Heroes

Wednesday 30 June 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Wednesday 7 July 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

In old-age Saint-Saens had a reputation as a surly character, yet throughout his life he had close friendships with many composers.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Caprice sur des airs de Ballet d'Alceste
Guiomar Novaes (piano)
VOX CDX2 5501 A
CD1 Track 6  

Danse Macabre op.40
Luben Yordanoff (solo violin), Orchestre de Paris conducted by Daniel Barenboim
Deutsche Grammophon 415 847-2
Track 6  

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28 (arr. Bizet)
Xue-Wei (violin) and John Lenehan (piano)
ASV CD DCA 892
Track 1 

1ere Rhapsodie from Trois Rhapsodies sur des cantiques bretons op.7
Stefan Johannes Bleicher (organ)
Arte Nova 74321 35088
CD1 Track 7  

Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor, op.22
Stephen Hough (piano),
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo
Hyperion CDA 67331
Tracks 4-6




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