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Saint-Saens

Restored Reputation

by B.A. Nilsson August 16, 2012

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The panel discussion that opened the day’s events at this year’s Bard Music Festival was titled “Prodigy, Polymath, Globetrotter, and Reactionary.” When you consider that Saint-Saëns was the most famous French composer of the late ...

Bard College Richard B. Fisher Center

Timeless Virtuosity

by B.A. Nilsson January 12, 2012

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The all-time, go-to, everybody-loves-it sonata for violin and piano was written in 1886 by César Franck. Edison had patented a recording device eight years earlier, and this piece gave musicians something to record on ever ...