Composer of the Month-October. Camille Saint-Saens. Camille Saint Saens. Born in Paris, France on October 9, 1835 Died in Algiers, France on December 16, 1921. Camille’s home country: France. Milestones…. At age 2 – perfect pitch At age 3 – learned to read and write
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Born in Paris, France on October 9, 1835
Died in Algiers, France on December 16, 1921
Camille wrote an art song in 1872 for voice and piano based on a French poem and then, two years later, expanded it into a tone poem.
Danse Macabre tells the story of “Death” calling on skeletons to come out and dance at midnight on Halloween night. When the rooster crows, they must return to their graves until the next year.
Danse Macabre, Saint Saens
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Dukas
Ma Vlast, Smetana