Camille Saint-Saëns and France's Music

La Fayette, We Are Here!

Apr 9 2024 • 36 mins

We often see history as a succession of dates, events, wars and political machinations. But we should not forget that history is also forged by culture and by art. Art reflects society's values and aspirations, but also helps create them and move people forward. It also elevates us and makes us better in many ways.

Among the many art forms available to us, music is the one that transports us with the greatest strength. It surrounds us, lifts us and takes us to places we didn't know existed. Oh, literature and paintings can do that too, but music is special. It is unique as it can be savoured with our eyes closed.

Let's meet Camille Saint-Saëns and France's music!

Timecodes:
Introduction
04:33 -
A Young Prodigy
12:28 - The Remarkable Organist & Pianist
19:17 - World Famous Composer
32:13 - Conclusion

Music:
Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs, composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully, arranged and performed by Jérôme Arfouche.

Musical excerpts (in order):

Finale - Carnival of the Animals, R. 125

Phaeton, Op. 39

Symphony #3 In C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ", 4th movement

Danse Macabre, Op. 40

Symphony #3 In C Minor, Op. 78, "Organ", 1st movement

The Swan - Carnival of the Animals, R. 125

Aviary - Carnival of the Animals, R. 125

Aquarium - Carnival of the Animals, R. 125

Pianists - Carnival of the Animals, R. 125

Royal march of the Lion - Carnival of the Animals, R. 125

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