Saint-Saens

from Musical Memories, pages 127-128:

It is impossible to give an analysis of this vast work here. We have already spoken of the charming interlude, Les Bergers a la Creche. This pastoral is followed by La Marche des Rois Mages, a pretty piece, but a little overdeveloped for its intrinsic worth. The vocal parts, Les Beatitudes and Le Pater Noster, would be more suitable in a church than in a concert hall. Then come some most brilliant pages, La Tempete sur le lac de Thiberiade, and Le Mont des Oliviers, with its baritone solo, and finally, the Stabat Mater, where great beauties are combined with terrible length. But nothing in the…   more >>
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Saint-Saens, Musical Memories (1919), p. 127-128. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432379769745 accessed: 28 November, 2021

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Saint-Saens
Organist, Composer, Conducting, Pianist
1835-1921

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Christus
written by Franz Liszt

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