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Author Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921.

Title Camille Saint-Saèens : on music and musicians / edited and translated by Roger Nichols
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 187 pages)
Contents PART I. MUSIC; 1. Introduction; 2. Art for Art's Sake; 3. Harmony and Melody; 4. The Birmingham Festivals; 5. Musical Eccentricities; 6. Hélène; 7. On Not Writing a Preface; 8. Musical Trends; 9. In Defence of Opéra-Comique; 10. The Old Conservatoire; 11. The Organ; PART II. MUSICIANS; 12. Meyerbeer; 13. Rossini; 14. Berlioz I; 15. Berlioz II; 16. Liszt I; 17. Liszt II; 18. Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelung and the Bayreuth Premiere, August 1876; 19. The Wagnerian Illusion; 20. Charles Gounod; 21. Jacques Offenbach I; 22. Jacques Offenbach II; 23. Memories of Childhood
24. Georges Bizet25. Jules Massenet; 26. Pauline Viardot; 27. Four Poems to Friends; Pauline Viardot; Gabriel Fauré; Augusta Holmès; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
Summary Camille Saint-Saèens is a memorable figure not only for his successes as a composer of choral and orchestral works, and the eternally popular opera 'Samson et Dalila', but also because he was a keen observer of the musical culture in which he lived. This text brings some of his writings to life in English translation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
SUBJECT Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921.
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921. fast (OCoLC)fst00014270
Subject Composers -- France -- Biography
Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Nichols, Roger
ISBN 9780199717750