Table of contents for Camille Saint-Saens and his world / edited by Jann Pasler.


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Acknowledgments and Permissions viii

Introduction: Deconstructing Saint-Sa?ns xi

PART I

SAINT-SA?NS THE PERSON

Camille Saint-Sa?ns in (Semi-)Private 2

MITCHELL MORRIS

Saint-Sa?ns, The Playful 8

PAUL VIARDOT

Inspired by the Skies? Saint-Sa?ns, Amateur Astronomer 12

L?O HOUZIAUX

Changes on the Moon, Optical Illusions, The Stars 17

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS

Business and Politics, with Humor: Saint-Sa?ns and Auguste Durand 26

JANN PASLER

Rivals and Friends: Saint-Sa?ns, Massenet, and Tha?s 33

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BRANGER

Massenet?Saint-Sa?ns Correspondence 40

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS, JULES AND LOUISE MASSENET

Saint-Sa?ns and Lecocq: An Unwavering Friendship 48

YVES G?RARD

PART II

SAINT-SA?NS THE MUSICIAN

Saint-Sa?ns and the Performer's Prestige 56

DANA GOOLEY

Le Ma?itre and the "Strange Woman," Marie Ja?ll: Two Virtuoso-Composers in Resonance 85

FLORENCE LAUNAY AND JANN PASLER

Saint-Sa?ns's Improvisations on the Organ (1862) 102

WILLIAM PETERSON

Providing Direction for French Music: Saint-Sa?ns and the Soci?t? Nationale 109

MICHAEL STRASSER

Saint-Sa?ns as President of the Soci?t? des Compositeurs (1887?1891) 118

LAURE SCHNAPPER

Saint-Sa?ns at the Soci?t? des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris (1903?1904) 125

D. KERN HOLOMAN

PART III

SAINT-SA?NS THE GLOBETROTTER

Saint-Sa?ns: The Traveling Musician 134

ST?PHANE LETEUR?

Saint-Sa?ns in Germany 142

MICHAEL STEGEMANN

Saint-Sa?ns in England: His Organ Symphony 161

SABINA TELLER RATNER

Analytical and Historical Programme for His New Symphony in C Minor and Major 167

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS

Saint-Sa?ns, "Algerian by Adoption" 173

JANN PASLER

Friendship and Music in Indochina 184

JANN PASLER

Saint-Sa?ns in New York 191

CAROLYN GUZSKI

Saint-Sa?ns and Latin America 201

CAROL A. HESS

PART IV

SAINT-SA?NS, AESTHETICS PAST AND PRESENT

What's in a Song? Saint-Sa?ns's M?lodies 210

ANNEGRET FAUSER

Saint-Sa?ns and the Ancient World: From Africa to Greece 232

JANN PASLER

Saint-Sa?ns, Writer 260

MAIRE-GABRIELLE SORET

Saint-Sa?ns and Rameau's Keyboard Music 266

KATHARINE ELLIS

Preface, Rameau's Pi?ces de Clavecin (Durand, 1895) 271

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS

Lyres and Citharas of Antiquity 275

MARIE-GABRIELLE SORET

Ancient Lyres and Citharas 280

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS

Saint-Sa?ns and d'Indy in Dialogue 287

JANN PASLER

PART V

SAINT-SA?NS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Saint-Sa?ns's Advocacy of Music Education in Elementary School 304

JANN PASLER

Report of M. Saint-Sa?ns 309

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS

Saint-Sa?ns and the Future of Music 312

BYRON ADAMS AND JANN PASLER

Musical Evolution 318

CAMILLE SAINT-SA?NS

The Fox in the Henhouse, or Saint-Sa?ns at the SMI 324

MICHEL DUCHESNEAU

Saint-Sa?ns, Ravel, and Their Piano Concertos: Sounding Out a Legacy 334

MICHAEL J. PURI

Saint-Sa?ns and Silent Film / Sound Film and Saint-Sa?ns 357

MARTIN MARKS

Beyond the Conceits of the Avant-Garde: Saint-Sa?ns, Romain Rolland, and the Musical Culture of the Nineteenth Century 370

LEON BOTSTEIN

Index 405

Notes on the Contributors 419



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Saint-Sačens, Camille, -- 1835-1921.
Saint-Sačens, Camille, -- 1835-1921 -- Influence.
Composers -- France -- Biography.