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Saint-Sa�ns and the Organ

Rollin Smith
1992

370 pp.

54 illustrations

ISBN: 978-0945193142

hardback $52.00

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""SEE ITEM 645.Hailed by Franz Liszt as the world's greatest organist Camille Saint-Sa�ns was revered by his contemporaries for his ingenious improvisations his mastery of the art of registration his virtuosity and his eclectic organ compositions . Saint-Sa�ns's technique and style developed out of what remained of the French classic tradition that survived into the 19th century. use bridged the entire career of Aristide Cavaill�-Coll and continued well into the 20th century. Rollin Smith author of The Organ Works of C�sar Franck provides an insightful biographical view of Saint-Sa�ns as organist and composer including detailed chapters on the construction and settings of instruments he played (the harmonium the Aeolian organ and the Cavaill�-Coll organs among others). Within the eleven appendices are essays by and about Saint-Sa�ns; 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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