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Camille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)


Friday 2 July 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 9 July 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)

In the final programme, Donald Macleod takes a looks at a selection of the many pieces by Saint-Saens that were inspired by foreign climes - including Ancient Greece, England and the country which became his home from home, Algeria.


1 hour


Le pas d'armes du Roi Jean (Victor Hugo)
Jose Van Dam (baritone) and Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
EMI Classics CD 754818-2
Track 7  

Phaeton op. 39
Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit
Decca 425 021-2
Track 2 

Dors! O fils d'Apollon from La Lyre et La Harpe
Choeur Regional Vittoria d'Ile de France
Orchestre National d'Ile de France conducted by Jacques Mercier
Ades 204222
Track 2 

Africa Fantaisie for piano and orchestra op. 89
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo
Hyperion CDA 67332
Track 8  

Suite algerienne, op. 60
Swiss Italian Orchestra conducted by Francis Travis
Chandos CHAN 9837
Tracks 1-4

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