Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

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Nationality

French

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Danse macabre, Suite algérienne, Symphony No. 3 (Organ), 5 piano concertos

Fun Facts

  • Saint-Saëns was the first composer to write an original film score for the film L’Assassinat du duc de Guise!
  • He was a child prodigy. He wrote his first composition at age 4!
  • Franz Liszt once called Saint-Saëns the greatest organist in the world.

Get to know Saint-Saëns in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Zoran Stoyanovich!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Saint-Saëns’ Music

  • None at this time

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