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Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (October 9, 1835 – December 16, 1921) was a Romantic-era French composer, pianist, and organist. His most famous works are The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, and his third symphony (known as the Organ Symphony).

BiographyEdit

List of compositionsEdit

With opus numbersEdit

Opus Title Date
1 Three Pieces for Harmonium 1852
2 Symphony No. 1 in E♭ major 1853
3 Six Bagatelles 1855
4 Mass 1855
5 Tantum ergo 1856
6 Tarantelle in A minor 1857
7 Trois Rhapsodies sur des cantiques bretons, Pélérinage au pardon de Sainte Anne-la-Palud 1866
7b Rhapsodie bretonne 1891
8 Six Duets for Harmonium and Piano 1858
8b Duo for Two Pianos 1897
9 Bénédiction nuptiale 1859
9 La mort d'Ophélie c. 1857
10 Scène d'Horace 1860
11 Duettino in G major 1855
12 Oratorio de Noël 1858
13 Élévation, or Communion in E major 1865
14 Piano Quintet in A minor 1855
15 Sérénade in E♭ major 1866
16 Suite for Cello and Piano 1862
16b Suite for Cello and Orchestra 1919
17 Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major 1858
18 Piano Trio No. 1 in F major 1863
19 Les noces de Prométhée 1867
20 Violin Concerto No. 1 in A major 1859
21 Mazurka No. 1 in G minor 1862
22 Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor 1868
23 Gavotte in C minor 1871
24 Mazurka No. 2 in G minor 1871
25 Orient et occident 1869
26 Mélodies persanes 1870
26b Nuit persanes 1891
27 Romance in B♭ major 1868
28 Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso 1863
29 Piano Concerto No. 3 in E♭ major 1869
30 The Yellow Princess 1872
31 The Spinning Wheel of Omphale 1872
32 Cello Sonata No. 1 in C minor 1872
33 Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor 1872
34 Heroic March 1871
35 Variations on a Theme of Beethoven in E♭ major 1874
36 Romance in F major 1874
37 Romance in D♭ major 1871
38 Berceuse in B♭ major 1871
39 Phaéton in C major 1873
40 Danse macabre 1874
41 Piano Quartet in B♭ major 1875
42 Cœli enarrant (Psalm 18) 1865
43 Allegro appassionato in B minor 1875
44 Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor 1875
45 The Flood 1875
46 The Soldiers of Gideon 1876
47 Samson and Dalila 1877
48 Romance in C major 1874
49 Suite in D major 1863
50 The Youth of Hercules 1877
51 Romance in D major 1877
52 Six Etudes 1877
53 The Art of Being a Grandfather 1878
54 Requiem 1878
55 Symphony No. 2 in A minor 1859
56 Menuet and Waltz 1878
57 The Lyre and the Harp 1879
58 Violin Concerto No. 2 in C major 1858
59 King Harald Harfagar 1880
60 Algerian Suite 1880
61 Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor 1880
62 Concert Piece in E minor 1880
63 One Night in Lisbon 1880
64 The Aragonese Jota 1880
65 Septet in E♭ major 1881
66 Mazurka No. 3 in B minor 1882
67 Romance in E major 1885
68 Two Choruses 1882
69 Hymn to Victor Hugo 1881
70 Allegro appassionato in C♯ minor 1874
71 Two Choruses 1884
72 Album 1884
73 Rhapsody of the Auvergne 1884
74 Saltarelle 1885
75 Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor 1885
76 Wedding Cake 1885
77 Polonaise in F minor 1886
78 Symphony No. 3 "Organ Symphony" in C minor 1886
79 Caprice on Danish and Russian Arias 1887
80 Memory of Italy 1887
81 Feuillet d'album 1887
82 The Bride of the Timpanist 1887
83 Havanaise in E major 1887
84 The Warriors 1888
85 The Evening Bells 1889
86 Significant Steps 1887
87 Scherzo for Two Pianos 1889
88 Valse Canariote 1890
89 Africa 1891
90 Suite in F major 1891
91 Sapphic Chant 1892
92 Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor 1892
93 Sarabande and Rigaudon in E major 1892
94 Concert Piece in F minor 1887
95 Fantaisie for Harp in A minor 1893
96 Arab Caprice 1894
97 Theme and Variations for Piano 1894
98 Pallas Athéné 1894
99 Three Preludes and Fugues 1894
100 Remember Ismailia 1895
101 Fantaisie No. 2 in D♭ major 1895
102 Violin Sonata No. 2 in E♭ major 1896
103 Piano Concerto No. 5 "Egyptian" in F major 1896
104 Valse Mignonne 1896
105 Berceuse in E major 1896
106 Heroic Caprice 1898
107 Religious March 1897
108 Barcarolle in F major 1897
109 Three Preludes and Fugues 1898
110 Valse Nonchalante 1898
111 Six Etudes 1899
112 String Quartet No. 1 in E minor 1899
113 Autumn Chants 1899
114 La Nuit 1900
115 The Heavenly Fire 1900
116 Lola 1900
117 Coronation March c. 1902
118 Evening Romance 1902
119 Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor 1902
120 Valse Langoureuse 1903
121 In France 1903
122 Caprice Andalous 1904
123 Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major 1905
124 Fantaisie 1907
125 On the Banks of the Nile 1908
126 The Glory of Corneille 1906
127 Psalm 150 "Praise Ye the Lord" c. 1908
128 The Assassination of the Duke of Guise 1908
129 The Morning 1909
130 La Foi 1908
130 Three Symphonic Pictures after "La Foi" 1908
131 La Gloire 1911
132 The Poet and the Muse 1910
133 Ouverture de Fête 1910
134 To Airmen 1912
135 Six Etudes for the Left Hand 1912
136 Tryptique 1912
137 To Minors 1912
138 Ode to Spring 1912
139 Valse Gaie 1913
140 Overture to an Unfinished Comic Opera 1854
140 The Promised Land 1913
141 Two Choruses 1913
142 Hymn to Work 1914
143 Élégie [No. 1] 1915
144 Cavatine in D♭ major 1915
145 Ave Maria 1914
146 La Cendre Rouge 1914
147 Tu es Petrus 1914
148 Quam Dilecta 1915
149 Laudate Dominum 1916
150 Seven Improvisations 1917
151 Three Choruses 1917
152 To Victory 1918
153 String Quartet No. 2 in G major 1918
154 Concert Piece for Harp and Orchestra 1918
155 Marche Interalliée 1918
156 Cyprès et Lauriers 1919
157 Fantaisie No. 3 in C major 1919
158 Prayer 1919
159 Hymn to Peace 1919
160 Élégie [No. 2] 1920
161 Six Fugues 1920
162 Odelette in D major 1920
163 Marche Dédiée aux Étudiants d'Alger 1921
164 To the Conquerors of Air
165 Spring
166 Oboe Sonata in D major 1921
167 Clarinet Sonata in E♭ major 1921
168 Bassoon Sonata in G major 1921
169 Album Leaf 1921

Without opus numbersEdit

Title Date
Ariel 1841
The Evening 1841
La Maman c. 1841
Valse c. 1843
Tandis Que Sur Vos Ans 1844
À Saint Joseph c. 1844
Dans Ce Beau Moi c. 1844
Nous Qu'en Ces Lieux c. 1844
Reçois Mes Hommages c. 1844
The Gulf of Baya c. 1847
Imogine c. 1848
The Israelites On the Mountain of Oreb c. 1848
Télésille 1848 – 1849
Cantata c. 1849
Bergeronnette 1850
Lamento 1850
The Lake 1850
Comic Opera Overture c. 1850
Scherzo in A major c. 1850
Symphony in A major c. 1850
The Rose c. 1850
Variations on the Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus c. 1850
Guitare 1851
Reverie 1851
The Dying Poet 1851
The Rendezvous 1851
Moses Saved From the Waters c. 1851
Fugue and Chorus 1852
Idylle 1852
Le Pas D'Armes du Roi Jean 1852
Mélodie 1852
Ode to St. Cecilia 1852
The Bells 1852
The Return of Virginia 1852
Autumn c. 1852
Piano Quartet in E♭ major 1853
The Poplar leaf 1853
Two Pieces for Organ c. 1853
Ruhethal 1854
La Porta Dell'Inferno c. 1854
The Hunting of the Burgrave c. 1854
Pastorale 1855
The Rising of the Moon 1855
The Sleep of the Flowers 1855
Come! c. 1855
Complaint c. 1855
La madonna col bambino c. 1855
The Bell c. 1855
The Waiting c. 1855
Symphony in F major"Urbs Roma" 1856
To the Moon 1856
Fantaisie in E♭ major 1857
La Toilette de la Marquise de Présalé 1857
Le Soir Descend Sur la Colline 1857
Macbeth 1858
O Salutaris 1858
Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Mendelssohn 1858
Veni Creator 1858
Pourquoi T'Exiler c. 1858
Souvenances c. 1858
Three Transcriptions from String Quartets by Beethoven 1858 – 1859
Caprice Brillant 1859
Ave Maria c. 1859
O Holy Altar c. 1860
Pour vous bénir, Signeur c. 1860
Ave Verum c. 1860
Heureux qui du Cœur de Marie c. 1860
O Salutaris c. 1860
Queen of Heaven c. 1860
Sub Tuum c. 1860
Tantum Ergo c. 1860
Alla Riva del Tebro c. 1860
Morning Star c. 1860
Ecstasy c. 1860
Transcription of Adiago of Cantata No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Aria of the Cantata No. 36 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Adante of Violin Sonata No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Adantino of the Cantata No. 8 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Tempo di Borea from Partita for Violin No. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Chorus of Cantata No. 13 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Fugue of Violin Sonata No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Gavotte en rondeau from Partita for Violin No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Introduction and Aria of Cantata No. 15 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Largo of Violin Sonata No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Overture of Cantata No. 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Presto of Cantata No. 35 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano c. 1861
Transcription of Recitative Aria of Cantata No. 30 by Johann Sebastian Bach for piano 1861
Evening Sea 1862
Transcription of Kermesse et valse de Faust from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod 1862
Spartacus Overture 1863
Transcription of St. Francis Legend No. 1, "Preaching To the Birds" by Franz Liszt 1863
Canzonetta c. 1863
In the Morning c. 1864
The Silver Bell 1864–1865
Hours Spent 1865
Inviolata 1865
Removal 1865
Claire de lune c. 1865
Transcription of Caprice sur les airs de ballet from the opera Alceste by Christoph Willibald Gluck 1867
Transcription of Orpheus Menuet from the opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck 1867
Winter Serenade 1867
Maria-Lucrezia 1868
The Ladybug 1868
The Song of Those Who Go On the Sea 1868
Tristesse c. 1868
Mandolinata 1869
O Salutaris 1869
Transcription of Adante from Symphony No. 36 by Joseph Haydn 1869
Transcription of Dervish Chorus from The Ruins of Athens by Ludwig Van Beethoven 1869
Transcription of Religious March of Lohengrin from the opera Lohengrin by Richard Wagner 1869
Marquise, You Remember? c. 1869
What Good Wait c. 1869
If You Have Anything to Say To Me 1870
Persian Melodies 1870
Transcription of Improvisation on the Beethoven Cantata by Franz Liszt 1870
The Smell of Paris c. 1870
A Voice by the Cedar Tree 1871
Berceuse 1871
Desire of the Orient 1871
Gavotte 1871
La Isleña (Havanaise) 1871
Romance 1871
Romance Without Words 1871
Danse Macabre 1872
Dans Ton Cœur 1872
Evening Song 1872
Paraphrase on Gallia by Charles Gounod 1875
Orpheus 1875
O Salutaris 1875
The Cloud 1875
Vogue, vogue la galère c. 1877
Cadenzas for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 c. 1878
Étienne Marcel 1879
Night Song of Preciosa 1879
In the Blue Corner 1880
Transcription of Adante from Symphony No. 94 by Joseph Haydn 1880
Henry VIII 1883
Andantino 1884
Transcription of Lenore by Henri Duparc 1884
Transcription of Song of the Boileau by Jacques Durand 1884
An Invisible Flute 1885
Deus Abraham in F major 1885
Drinking Song of Old Times 1885
Improvisation 1885
Pie Jesu 1885
Ronde 1885
The Carnival of the Animals 1886
Proserpine 1887
Suzette and Suzon 1888
Ascanio 1890
Guitars and Mandolins 1890
Omen of the Cross 1890
Let Us Love 1891
Manly Love 1891
Déjanire 1892, 1911
Fairies 1892
Flowers 1892
Madeleine 1892
Over There 1892
Romance 1892
The Nightingale 1892
Antigone 1893
Maybe? 1893
Phryné 1893
Primavera 1893
Proud Beauty 1893
Serenity 1893
Vive Paris, Vive la France 1893
The Dragonfly 1894
Why Stay All Alone? 1894
Frédégonde 1895
1895
Javotte 1896
1896
1897
1897
1897
1898
1898
1898
1898
1898
1898
c. 1898
1899
Cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto 1900
Hymne Franco-Espagnol 1900
1900
1901
1901
Les barbares 1901
Parysatis 1902
Andromaque 1903
Hélène 1903
1903
1903
1904, 1913
L'ancêtre 1905
1905
Andante from a Piano Concerto 1906
1906
1907
1907
1907
1907
1907 – 1921
1908
1909
1910?
Cadenzas for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22, K.482 1911
Cadenzas for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, K.491 1911
1912
1914
1914
1915
1915
1915
c. 1915
1917
1917
On ne badine pas avec l'amour 1917
1918
1918
1918
1918
1920
1921

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