Saint-Saens Sonata No 1 in D Minor Opus 75-Flute and Piano


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Saint-Saens Sonata No 1 in D Minor Opus 75-Flute and Piano

Saint-Saens Sonata No 1 in D Minor Opus 75-Flute and Piano

Publisher-Edition Svitzer
Flute version by Ory Schneor
Duration: 25 min.


Presenting the violin sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns, this edition showcases a remarkable composition from 1885.

This transcription carefully minimises alterations while adapting the piece to the flute’s unique dynamic range, maintaining utmost loyalty to the original work.

The esteemed flautist Jacques Zoon, a former professor and mentor, as well as pianist Cameron Roberts, have played instrumental roles in bringing this transcription to its first performance. Their invaluable contributions have made this edition possible, offering a fresh perspective on Saint-Saëns’ violin sonata.

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns

Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a renowned French composer, organist, conductor and pianist. His prolific body of works includes 14 operas, songs, concerti, chamber music, and sacred music, most notably ‘Symphony No.3’ and ‘Carnival of the Animals’.

As a child prodigy, he gave his first recital in 1846 and studied at the Paris Conservatoire. He became the organist at the Church of the Madeleine in 1857. In 1871, he co-founded the National Society of Music. Le Rouet d’Omphale and Danse Macabre are among his widely performed symphonic poems. His opera Samson et Dalila achieved success after its premiere in 1890.

Saint-Saëns upheld a conservative ideal of French music and left a lasting impact on the musical scene.

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