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The Expatriate

After his first visit to Algiers in 1873 Saint-Saëns sought increasingly to escape the 'horrible North', partly for health reasons, and partly to find himself. Donald Macleod looks at how the composer incorporated the sound of the exotic into his works.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Melodies persanes Op.26 for voice and piano

    Performer: Francois LE ROUX(Baritone) Performer: Graham JOHNSON(Piano)

    • HYPERION.
    • cda-66856.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Havanaise Op.83 for violin and orchestra

    Conductor: Daniel HARDING Performer: Nicola BENEDETTI(Violin) Performer: London S O.

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • DG 987-057-7.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Suite algerienne Op.60

    Conductor: Francis TRAVIS Performer: Jody LEVITZ(Viola) Performer: Italian Swiss Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • chan-9837.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Concerto no. 5 in F major Op.103 (Egyptian) for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Sakari ORAMO Performer: Stephen HOUGH(Piano) Performer: City Of Birmingham S O.

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA-67331/2.

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