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Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

on BBC Radio 3

4/5. All the World's a Stage. In 19th-century France, success in the opera house was what mattered. This was the nut Saint-Saens found hardest to crack, as Donald Macleod reveals. Le Bonheur Est Chose Legere (Le Timbre d'Argent) Alma Gluck (soprano),
Efrem Zimbalist (violin), Samuel Chotzinoff (piano) La Princesse Jaune, Op 30 (excerpts)
Svizzera Italiana Orchestra/Francis Travis Henry VIII (excerpt)
Rouen Theatre des Arts Chorus, French
Lyrique Orchestra, conductor Alain Guingal Samson et Dalila (excerpts)
Dalila Olga Borodlna (mezzo) Welsh National Opera Orchestra/Carlo Rizzi Airs de Ballet (Parysatis)
LPO, conductor Geoffrey Simon Repeated on Wednesday at 12 midnight


Donald MacLeod
Alma Gluck
Efrem Zimbalist
Samuel Chotzinoff
Svizzera Italiana
Maria Costanza Nocentinl (soprano)
Carlo Allemano (tenor)
Anne Boleyn:
Luclle Vignonf (mezzo)
Don Gomez:
Alain Gabriel (tenor)
Philippe Roulllon (baritone)
Catherine of Aragon:
Michelle Command (soprano)

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