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Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)

Composer chiefly remembered for his symphonic poems -the first of that genre to be written by a Frenchman- and for his opera 'Samson et Dalila'. Notable for his pioneering efforts on behalf of French music, he was also a gifted pianist and organist, and a writer of criticism, poetry, essays, and plays. Of his concerti and symphonies, in which he ... See full bio »

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 2022 A Bob's life (Documentary short)
 2021 Big-headed solitude (Short) (music composer)
 2021 Mon coeur (Short)
 2021 Horror Hotel (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2021 Le Carnaval Des Animaux (TV Special)
 2018 Camille Saint-Saëns: Requiem op. 54 (TV Movie) (music)
 2018 Saint-Saëns - Symphony No. 3 (TV Movie) (music)
 2018 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (2018) ... (music by)
 2017 Dün (Short) (music)
 2017 An Average Alex (Short) (composer: additional music)
  The Wiggles: Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes, 2017) (music by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Dancing is So Much Fun (2017) ... (music)
- The Wiggly Races (2017) ... (music)
- Wiggly Radio (2017) ... (music)
- Hello Everyone (2017) ... (music by)
  Jonathan Creek (TV Series) (title music - 28 episodes, 1997 - 2016) (composer - 3 episodes, 2014)
- Daemons' Roost (2016) ... (title music: variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' - as Saint-Saëns)
- The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (2014) ... (composer: title music variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' - as Saint-Saëns)
- The Sinner and the Sandman (2014) ... (composer: title music variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' - as Saint-Saëns)
- The Letters of Septimus Noone (2014) ... (composer: title music variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' - as Saint-Saëns)
- The Clue of the Savant's Thumb (2013) ... (title music: Variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' by - as Saint-Saëns)
 2016 Lumière! (Documentary) (music)
 2015 Shit Head Monica (Short) (stock music)
 2015/II The Witching Hour (Short) (composer: "Danse Macabre")
 2014 Rodin (composer)
 2014 Young Again (Short) (stock music)
 2014 Livelihood (Short)
 2014 The Dying Swan (Video short)
 2013 The Mercury Dancer (Short) (music)
 2012 Wander/Lost (Short) (music)
 2012 The Lost Princess (music)
 2011 La fuite de l'oléoduc de Lituanie (Short) (music)
 2011 Le Cygne de Barré (Video short) (music)
 2010 Le Carnaval des animaux (Short) (music)
 2010/II Pop (Short) (composer: "Marche Militaire Francaise")
 2009 Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah (Video) (music)
 2008 Samson and Delilah (music by)
 2008 Chez Maupassant (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Le petit fût (2008) ... (music: "Le carnaval des animaux")
 2003 Anomalie o 3/8 laklu (Short) (composer: theme music)
 2002 Samson et Dalila (TV Movie) (music by)
 2001 Man Walking on Snow ("Le carnaval des animaux")
 1998 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Samson et Dalila (1998) ... (music by)
 1995 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (TV Mini Series documentary) (original music - 1 episode)
- Where It All Began (1995) ... (original music)
 1991 Henry VIII (TV Movie) (music by)
 1991 Jean Tardieu ou le 'voir-dit' (TV Short) (music)
 1990 La danse macabre (Short)
 1990 The Swan (Short)
 1990 A Bit of Fry and Laurie (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1990) ... (composer: theme music: closing theme - as Camille Saint-Saens)
- Episode #2.5 (1990) ... (composer: theme music: closing theme - as Camille Saint-Saens)
- Episode #2.4 (1990) ... (composer: theme music: closing theme - as Camille Saint-Saens)
 1989 Sanson y Dalila (TV Movie) (music by: "Samson et Dalila")
 1986 Une femme innocente (TV Movie) (original music composed by)
 1983 The Carnival of the Animals (Short) (music: "Le carnaval des animaux")
 1981/II Samson et Dalila (TV Movie) (music by)
 1981/I Samson et Dalila (TV Movie) (music by)
 1980 Dance Macabre (Short) (music by)
 1978 Le carnaval des animaux (TV Special) (music)
 1977 Les fougères bleues (music by)
 1974 Love at the Top (music - as Saint-Saëns)
 1971 Prestige de la musique (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Fauré, Saint-Saëns (1971) ... (music)
 1967 Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Beethoven, Saint-Saëns (1967) ... (music)
 1956 La joie de vivre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Serge Lifar (1956) ... (music)
 1928 The Dance of Death (Short) (music by)
 1925 The Dying Swan (Short)
 1922 Danse macabre (Short) (music by)
 1916 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (music - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He was composer for the ballet, "The Dying Swan (Le Cygne)," in an American premiere production at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City with Anna Pavlova in the cast. Michel Fokine was choreographer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Camille Saint-Saens | Saint-Saëns | Saint Saëns


Marie-Laure Truffot  (divorced)  (2 children)

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