The Swan for cello and piano by Camille Saint-Saens
Published by International Edition. Edited by Leonard Rose
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) was the preeminent French composer of his day--perhaps even of the Romantic Era. He revered form and craft, finding inspiration in the music of the past--yet was known for his melodic gift, invention, and harmonic adventurousness. He made important contributions to several forms, particularly for string-players.
One of Saint-Saens's most beloved works is the witty ''Carnival of the Animals'', but its most famous movement, ''The Swan'', offsets the cheekiness with some of the most beautiful melodic writing of his career. It is now an iconic cello repertory standard the world over and an essential part of any cellists collection. For intermediate players. Includes cello and piano parts.