Sheffield Chamber Music Festival: Sheffield
May 21, 2024 at 7:15 pm
Saint-Saëns. The Renaissance Man
Morceau de concert for horn and piano
Les odeurs de Paris
L’assassinat du duc de guise
The Carnival of the Animals
Camille Saint-Saëns’ most celebrated work, ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ is a work unlike any other, transporting the listener into a musical menagerie that includes a swan, a tortoise, lions and a plunge into a truly magical aquarium. It is presented here alongside rarely performed pieces including ‘Les odeurs de Paris’, a musical riot, with the addition of trumpets and children’s toys to convey the many smells of Paris. Early French film The Assassination of the Duke of Guise is one of the very first to feature an original film score. Written by Saint-Saëns, the music will be performed live alongside a screening of the film in a celebration of the beloved French composer.