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Saint-Saens, In Search of Everything but Originality

Saturday 25 February 2006 19:15-19:45 (Radio 3)

Historian Graeme Fife explores the social and cultural context of Samson et Dalila, especially how the opera reflects the much satirised carnival of Second Empire Paris and echoes the calamitous humiliation of France itself during the Franco-Prussian War.

Duration:

30 minutes




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