Saint-Saëns and the organ


    • Smith, Rollin


Saint-Saëns and the organ

Rollin Smith

Pendragon Press, c1992

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-336) and index



Hailed by Franz Liszt as the world's greatest organist, Camille Saint-Saens was revered by his contemporaries for his ingenious improvisations, his mastery of the art of registration, his virtuosity, and his eclectic organ compositions. Saint-Saens's technique and style developed out of what remained of the French classic tradition that survived into 19th century use, bridged the entire career of Aristide Cavaille-Coll, and continued well into the 20th century. Rollin Smith, author of The Organ Works of Cesar Franck, provides an insightful biographical view of Saint-Saens as organist and composer, including detailed chapters on the construction and settings of instruments he played (the harmonium, the Aeolian organ, and the Cavaille-Coll organs, among others). Within the eleven appendices are essays by and about Saint-Saens; recordings of his performances; specifications of selected organs that he played; and a thematic catalogue of his works for harmonium and organ.

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