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Camille Saint-Saens
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Composer
    (October 9, 1835-December 16, 1921)
    Wrote ‘Danse Macabre (1874),’ ‘Samson et Dalila (1877),’ ‘Symphony No. 3 (The Organ) (1886)’ and ‘Carnival of the Animals (1886)’
    He was a man named ‘Camille.’
    He was a crotchety old crank.
    He stomped out of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece, ‘The Rite of Spring.’
    He left his wife, but never divorced her.
    He went on to live a homosexual lifestyle while still married.
    He despised his most popular composition, ‘Carnival of the Animals.’
    He has been called ‘the greatest second-rate composer.’
    He hated Germans.
    In his day, he was considered one of the greatest keyboard players in the world.
    He was interested in science, history, math and astronomy.
    Both his children died as toddlers.
    He had a great gift for melody.
    His music was used as the theme for the movie ‘Babe.’
    He would dress in drag to entertain his friends at parties.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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