Born 9 October 1835 in Paris, France
Died 16 December 1921 in Algiers, Algeria
Facts about Camille Saint-Saens
– Camille Saint-Saens gave a full debut concert at only 11 years old.
– Saint-Saens once said that composing music came as easy to him as apples grow on an apple tree.
– His popular piece Carnival of the Animals was written as a joke and Camille Saint-Saens did not allow it to be performed publically while he was alive.
– He was friends with another composer, Franz Liszt, who called him the world’s greatest organist.
The Carnival of the Animals
La Danse Macabre
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (Organ Symphony), Op. 78