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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

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