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Saint‐SaËns on the Cusp

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Saint-SaËns's opera, Samson et Dalila. Relatively early on the composer had a premonition that this opera would be his finest accomplishment in the theatre. Like Massenet, he ... More


Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Roger Nichols (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Camille Saint–Saëns is a memorable figure not only for his successes as a composer of choral and orchestral works, and the eternally popular opera Samson et Dalila, but also because he was a keen ... More


French Opera: A Short History

Vincent Giroud

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

French opera is second only to Italian opera in the length, breadth, and diversity of its history. Yet most people, if asked to come up with titles, could mention only a handful—Carmen, Faust, ... More


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