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Saint-Saens, Camille 1835-1921 France
Carnival of the Animals
The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens)
1 The Swan, from Carnival of the Animals
Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens)
1 Flutes introduce 'dance of the bones'
2 A solo violin introduces the second theme.
Piano Concerto No.1 in D
Piano Concerto No.1, 1st movement Andante - allegro assai (Saint-Saens)
1 First theme on French Horns - andante
2 Second theme on strings - allegro assai
Piano Concerto No.1, 2nd movement - andante sostenuto quasi adagio (Saint-Saens)
1 First theme on piano
Piano Concerto No.1, 3rd movement - allegro con fuoco (Saint-Saens)
1 A very fiery start with heavy piano chords and scales.
Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22
Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 1st movement (Saint-Saens)
1 The long and virtuosic introductory solo piano passage has no barlines, it is marked 'ad libitum'.
2 This main theme establishes the G minor tonality with a few bars of a Chopinesque accompaniment figure, which continues underneath a sad but lyrical melody.
Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 2nd movement Allegro Scherzando (Saint-Saens)
1 First main theme, a jolly lilting melody on the piano, then taken up by the strings.
2 This 2nd theme is another bouncy tune, intoduced on the cellos, then taken up by the piano.
Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 3rd movement (Saint-Saens)
1 First theme
Samson et Dalila
Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix, from Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saens)
1 Introductory theme
2 The second and most beautiful theme of this aria
Suite Algerienne, Opus 60, Orchestra.
Suite Algerienne, 3rd movement. Reverie du Soir. Allegro - andantino (Saint-Saens)
1 Intro to Reverie du soir
2 Main tune of Reverie du soir
Suite Algerienne, 4th movement. Marche Militaire Francaise. (Saint-Saens)
1 First theme
2 Second theme