An œuvre of 700 works

Camille Saint-Saëns died one hundred years ago

It was one hundred years ago, on 16 December 1921, that the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (* 1835) passed away. He left behind an œuvre of no less than 700 works encompassing all genres from piano music to opera. In recent years Bärenreiter has published numerous scholarly-critical editions of this versatile composer’s music including the first volumes of the new series “Œuvres instrumentales complètes” (Complete Instrumental Works). The focus section on this website contains not only a short essay by Saint-Saëns specialist Michael Stegemann introducing his life and works but also presents the Urtext editions published to date.

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