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Camille Saint-Saëns

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1835

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1921

About the composer Camille Saint-Saëns

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (French pronunciation: ) (9 October 1835 - 16 December 1921) was a French Late-Romantic composer, organist, conductor, and pianist. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah, Piano Concerto No. 2, Cello Concerto No. 1, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and his Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony).
Saint-Saëns was born in Paris, France, on 9 October 1835. His father, a government clerk, died three months after his birth. He was raised by his mother, Clémence, with the assistance of her aunt, Charlotte Masson, who moved in. Masson introduced Saint-Saëns to the piano, and began giving him lessons on the instrument. At about this time, age two, Saint-Saëns was found to possess perfect pitch. His first composition, a little piece for the piano dated 22 March 1839, is now kept in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Saint-Saëns's precocity was not limited to music. He learned to read and write by age three, and had some mastery of Latin by the age of seven. His first public concert appearance occurred when he was five years old, when he accompanied a Beethoven violin sonata. He went on to begin in-depth study of the full score of Don Giovanni. In 1842, Saint-Saëns began piano lessons with Camille-Marie Stamaty, a pupil of Friedrich Kalkbrenner, who had his students play the piano while resting their forearms on a bar situated in front of the keyboard, so that all the pianist's power came from the hands and fingers but not the arms. At ten years of age, Saint-Saëns gave his debut public recital at the Salle Pleyel, with a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat major (K. 450), and various pieces by Handel, Kalkbrenner, Hummel, and Bach. As an encore, Saint-Saëns offered to play any of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas from memory. Word of this incredible concert spread across Europe, and as far as the United States with an article in a Boston newspaper.
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Maria Callas Mon coeur s ouvre a ta voix  1376
Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix
(Samson et Dalila)
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Maria Callas Printemps qui commence 23397
Printemps qui commence
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Elena Cernei Amour viens aider ma faiblesse SaintSaens 41909
Amour viens aider ma faiblesse
(Samson et Dalila)
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Samson et Dalila oeVois ma misere helas 137884
Vois ma misere helas
(Samson et Dalila)
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P Domingo O Borodina R Pape Samson et Dalila 186210
Je viens celebrer la victoire
(Samson et Dalila)
René Pape
Plácido Domingo
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Cesar Vezzani tenor Israel romps ta chaine Samson et Dalila 1925 173716
Israel romps ta chaine
(Samson et Dalila)
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Rise Stevens Martial SingherJ ai gravi la montagneSamson et DalilaPART 1 173914
J'ai gravi la montagne
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1Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
2Printemps qui commence Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
3Amour viens aider ma faiblesse Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: French

Roles: Dalila
4Vois ma misere helas Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Samson
5Je viens celebrer la victoire Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: trioVoice: T Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Samson/Dalila/High Priest
6Il faut pour assouvir ma haine Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest/Dalila
7Arretez o mes freres Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Samson
8J'ai gravi la montagne Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

Roles:
9Israel romps ta chaine Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Samson
10Qui donc elève ici la voix? Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: High Priest
11Maudite a jamais soit la race Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Abimélech
12L'as tu donc oublie? Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Samson
13Bacchanale Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
14Ce Dieu que votre voix implore Popularity:

Opera: Samson et DalilaComposer: Saint-SaënsAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Abimélech
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