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Speculum musicae (SMUS 31)

The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns

M. Stegemann (ed.)
approx. 250 p., 22 b/w ill., 40 b/w tables, 220 x 280 mm, 2018
ISBN: 978-2-503-58070-8
Languages: English, French, Italian
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The present book investigates the figure of Camille Saint-Saëns
French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) is certainly one of the most fascinating and important figures in the music histFrench composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) is certainly one of the most fascinating and important figures in the music history of the 19th and early 20th century. World-renowned for "The Carnival of the Animals", his oeuvre encompasses more than 600 compositions, many of them key works for the respective musical genre. The present volume brings together 21 articles: they investigate not only Saint-Saëns’ compositions – from operas and other stage works to his chamber and piano music and to his recordings – but also his writings and his many travels all over the world, which provided the basis for the many aspects of exoticism and orientalism of his music. The presentation of these essays can be seen as a seminal building block for further studies, also in view of the centenary of his death to be commemorated in 2021.
Michael Stegemann is Professor of Hhistorical Musicology at the Technische Universität Dortmund. Stegemann was appointed “Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in 2016 for his dedication to French music. For more than 40 years he has placed a particular focus on the life and works of Camille Saint-Saëns. Since 1916, he is Chief Editor of Saint-Saëns’ Œuvres instrumentals completes published by Bärenreiter in 36 volumes.
Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Musicology
History of Music

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