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The Patriot

Donald Macleod explores Saint-Saëns' progression from maverick - fighting for unfashionable composers and causes - to establishment figure, and looks at one of his most important legacies: the founding of the National Society to promote the new music of French composers.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Suite Op.16 for cello & orchestra (orig. cello & piano)

    Conductor: Jean-Francois MONNARD Performer: Maria KLIEGEL(Cello) Performer: Bournemouth Sinfonietta.

    • NAXOS.
    • 8 55-3039.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Trio no. 1 in F major Op.18 for piano and strings

    Performer: Florestan Piano Trio

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67538.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Le Rouet d'Omphale - symphonic poem Op.31

    Conductor: Charles DUTOIT Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 425 021 2-.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Septet in E flat major Op.65 for trumpet, piano and strings

    Performer: David GUERRIER(Trumpet) Performer: Gautier CAPUCON(Cello) Performer: Frank BRALEY(Piano) Performer: Janne SAKSALA(Double bass) Performer: Esther HOPPE(Violin) Performer: Beatrice MUTHELET(Viola) Performer: Renaud CAPUCON(Violin)

    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 545-603 2.

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