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Saint-Saëns Camille

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Adagio and Variations for flute and piano from opera Ascanio: Airs de Ballet d'Ascanio

By Saint-Saëns Camille

C. Saint-Saëns: Airs de Ballet d'Ascanio or Adagio and Variations for flute and piano from opera Ascanio. The opera was composed in 1888 and premiered in Paris in 1890 but was not received well. Ballet music or Divertissement of 12 dances from the third act of the opera Ascanio is considered the most popular excerpt from this opera. Ascanio is a young apprentice of renown sculptor Benvenuto Cellini who works at the court of François I, the king of France who wants to merry beautiful Colombe.

Adam Walker

James Baillieu (piano), 2021, Chandos

1. Poco adagio

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Adam Walker

James Baillieu (piano), 2021, Chandos

2. Andantino

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Saint-Saëns Camille

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher who is mostly renowned for his opera "Samson et Dalila", Symphony No 3 (Organ) and "Le Carnaval des Animaux" (The Carnaval of Animals) for small orchestra: humorous fantasy that was not performed during his lifetime.

Gifted pianist and organist, he studied at the Paris Conservatoire and served as a church organist for twenty years at renown "La Madeleine" church in Paris which was built to represent the glory of Napoleon's army.  For less than 5 years he taught at École de Musique Classique et Religieuse in Paris where Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Ravel were among his students. Even though Saint-Saëns admired some works of modern music of his time composed by R.Schumann, F.Liszt and R.Wagner, he was in conflict with impressionist and dodecaphonic schools of music and regarded as a conservative, even reactionary figure in music around the turn of the 20th century.