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Camille Saint-Saëns and His World
Edited by Jann Pasler

Book Description | Reviews
Introduction [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments and Permissions viii
Introduction: Deconstructing Saint-Saëns xi

PART I
SAINT-SAËNS THE PERSON

Camille Saint-Saëns in (Semi-)Private 2
MITCHELL MORRIS
Saint-Saëns, The Playful 8
PAUL VIARDOT
Inspired by the Skies? Saint-Saëns, Amateur Astronomer 12
LÉO HOUZIAUX
Changes on the Moon, Optical Illusions, The Stars 17
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Business and Politics, with Humor: Saint-Saëns and Auguste Durand 26
JANN PASLER
Rivals and Friends: Saint-Saëns, Massenet, and Thaïs 33
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BRANGER
Massenet-Saint-Saëns Correspondence 40
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS, JULES AND LOUISE MASSENET
Saint-Saëns and Lecocq: An Unwavering Friendship 48
YVES GÉRARD

PART II
SAINT-SAËNS THE MUSICIAN

Saint-Saëns and the Performer's Prestige 56
DANA GOOLEY
Le Ma'itre and the "Strange Woman," Marie Jaëll: Two Virtuoso-Composers in Resonance 85
FLORENCE LAUNAY AND JANN PASLER
Saint-Saëns's Improvisations on the Organ (1862) 102
WILLIAM PETERSON
Providing Direction for French Music: Saint-Saëns and the Société Nationale 109
MICHAEL STRASSER
Saint-Saëns as President of the Société des Compositeurs (1887-1891) 118
LAURE SCHNAPPER
Saint-Saëns at the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris (1903-1904) 125
D. KERN HOLOMAN

PART III
SAINT-SAËNS THE GLOBETROTTER

Saint-Saëns: The Traveling Musician 134
STÉPHANE LETEURÉ
Saint-Saëns in Germany 142
MICHAEL STEGEMANN
Saint-Saëns in England: His Organ Symphony 161
SABINA TELLER RATNER
Analytical and Historical Programme for His New Symphony in C Minor and Major 167
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Saint-Saëns, "Algerian by Adoption" 173
JANN PASLER
Friendship and Music in Indochina 184
JANN PASLER
Saint-Saëns in New York 191
CAROLYN GUZSKI
Saint-Saëns and Latin America 201
CAROL A. HESS

PART IV
SAINT-SAËNS, AESTHETICS PAST AND PRESENT

What's in a Song? Saint-Saëns's Mélodies 210
ANNEGRET FAUSER
Saint-Saëns and the Ancient World: From Africa to Greece 232
JANN PASLER
Saint-Saëns, Writer 260
MAIRE-GABRIELLE SORET
Saint-Saëns and Rameau's Keyboard Music 266
KATHARINE ELLIS
Preface, Rameau's Pièces de Clavecin (Durand, 1895) 271
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Lyres and Citharas of Antiquity 275
MARIE-GABRIELLE SORET
Ancient Lyres and Citharas 280
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Saint-Saëns and d'Indy in Dialogue 287
JANN PASLER

PART V
SAINT-SAËNS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Saint-Saëns's Advocacy of Music Education in Elementary School 304
JANN PASLER
Report of M. Saint-Saëns 309
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Saint-Saëns and the Future of Music 312
BYRON ADAMS AND JANN PASLER
Musical Evolution 318
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
The Fox in the Henhouse, or Saint-Saëns at the SMI 324
MICHEL DUCHESNEAU
Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Their Piano Concertos: Sounding Out a Legacy 334
MICHAEL J. PURI
Saint-Saëns and Silent Film / Sound Film and Saint-Saëns 357
MARTIN MARKS
Beyond the Conceits of the Avant-Garde: Saint-Saëns, Romain Rolland, and the Musical Culture of the Nineteenth Century 370
LEON BOTSTEIN

Index 405
Notes on the Contributors 419

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