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Saint-Saëns 2021

Camille Saint-Saëns will take centre stage at G. Henle Publishers in 2021: In December we will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of this French composer (1835–1921). Yet Saint-Saëns still ranks among the composers who are strongly underrated. So, it’s high time we turn the spotlight on him and throw light on his person and œuvre.


Saint-Saëns has been in G. Henle Publishers’ catalogue since the turn of this century. To date there are around two dozen of his compositions available in Urtext editions and the number is continually growing. And we are proud to present a very special new edition this year: the famous Carnival of the Animals in the original version for chamber ensemble!

Urtext Editions

€10.50 available
Further editions of this title
Camille Saint-Saëns Bassoon Sonata op. 168
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 966

€16.50 available

€16.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Cavatine for Trombone and Piano op. 144
Editor: Dominik Rahmer
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1119

€14.00 available

€14.00 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Clarinet Sonata op. 167
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 965

€18.00 available

€18.00 available
Further editions of this title
Camille Saint-Saëns Elephant from “The Carnival of the Animals” for Double Bass and Piano
Editor, Fingering and bowing for Double Bass: Tobias Glöckler
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 730

€7.50 available

€7.50 available
Further editions of this title
Camille Saint-Saëns Havanaise op. 83
Editor: Christiane Strucken-Paland
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1037

€16.50 available

€16.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction et Rondo capriccioso op. 28 for Violin and Orchestra
Editor: Peter Jost
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1238

€17.50 available

€17.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Morceau de Concert in f minor op. 94
Editor: Dominik Rahmer
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1284

€15.50 available

€15.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Oboe Sonata op. 166
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 964

€16.50 available

€16.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 2 in g minor op. 22
Editor: Peter Jost
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1355

€26.00 available

€26.00 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 4 c minor op. 44
Editor: Peter Jost
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1359

€24.00 available

€24.00 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 5 F major op. 103 (Egyptian)
Editor: Peter Jost
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1144

€31.50 available

€31.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Romance D flat major op. 37 for Flute and Piano
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1354

€10.50 available

€10.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Romances for Horn and Piano
Editor: Dominik Rahmer
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1167

€16.50 available

€16.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Romances for Horn and Piano
Editor: Dominik Rahmer
Version for Violoncello, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1168

€16.50 available

€16.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns The Swan from “The Carnival of the Animals”
Version for Violoncello, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 943

€9.50 available

€9.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto no. 3 b minor op. 61
Editor: Peter Jost
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 712

€32.50 available

€32.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Sonata no. 1 d minor op. 75
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 572

€30.50 available

€30.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Violoncello Concerto no. 1 a minor op. 33
Editor: Peter Jost
Piano reduction, Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 711

€28.50 available

€28.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Violoncello Sonata no. 1 c minor op. 32
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1057

€28.50 available

€28.50 available
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Camille Saint-Saëns Violoncello Sonata no. 2 F major op. 123
Editor: Peter Jost
Urtext Edition, paperbound
HN 1280

€32.50 available

€32.50 available
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The Carnival of the Animals

Written in March 1886 as a humorous occasional work for the traditional carnival concert organized by his cellist friend Charles-Joseph Lebouc, the Carnival of the Animals was so successful that Saint-Saëns banned performances and publication soon afterwards. He was worried that this “grand zoological fantasy” - consisting of 14 short individual pieces for eleven instruments - might overshadow his serious works. Yet only five months after the composer’s death, it appeared in print after all, beginning its worldwide victory march - in its original setting as well as in numerous arrangements.

Carnival by G. Henle Publishers

Available as parts, as a study score or in the Henle Library App!

Carnival on YouTube @Henleverlag

 

 

 

 

Carnival on Instagram @henleverlag

Videos

All our Urtext editions with works by Camille Saint-Saëns are now digitally available in the Henle Library app! Our French app ambassadors Christian-Pierre La Marca, Cédric Thiberghien and Renaud Capuçon are delighted – and so are we, about their very own “Hommage à Saint-Saëns”:

 

 

 

Take part and win!

Origami challenge "Carnival of the Animals"

We would like to thank all participants of our giveaway who were inspired by origami artist Oriol Esteve and folded their favourite animal from the "Carnival of the Animals"!

 

A square piece of paper, two nimble hands – and Oriol Esteve`s paper turtles are dancing to their piece from Saint-Saëns' "Carnival of the Animals"!



Video: Oriol Esteve, Marta Arrufat
Origami design: Oriol Esteve
Music: Cello part from "Turtles" from "Carnival of the Animals" by Saint-Saëns, performed by Elizabeta Crnojević

And those who have caught fire can continue folding with Oriol Esteve's books:
https://www.origami-shop.com/arrete-penser-metstoi-plier-seconde-edition-xml-665_2631_2635-7847.html
https://www.origami-shop.com/fold-with-flow-xml-206_2649_208_2620-11960.html

Art competition "Carnival of the Animals"

for children up to 12 years!

 

The Carnival of the Animals art competition has ended and we would like to thank all the children who sent us such wonderful pictures! We are very impressed!

The winners of our competition have now been selected! Our warmest congratulations go to: Elisabeth (12) from Germany, Ji Ki Kalie (9) from Hong Kong and Yudi (6) from Germany!

All Carnival of the Animals pictures can be admired here.

Blog Posts

Camille Saint-Saëns – a portrait for the 100th anniversary of his death

Whereas in 2020 the music world’s focus was on Beethoven’s 250th birthday, we can salute another anniversary celebrant at the start of this new year: Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), although as with that of his precursor, his actual anniversary date falls only in December. ‘But just a moment now,’ you, dear blog reader, will say:

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Carnival 2021: The zoo is attracting a lot of attention in the animal and music world

The animal world is also affected by Covid-19 and the resulting measures to contain the virus. Owing to the lockdown, zoos are closed to visitors. And what about the animals? They are simply bored.

Last fall, however, a strange incident occurred at Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo. Word apparently got around that the G. Henle Verlag was holding a major casting call for animals.

Im Münchner Zoo Hellabrunn kam es letzten Herbst jedoch zu einem seltsamen Zwischenfall. Offenbar hatte sich herumgesprochen, dass der G. Henle Verlag ein großes Tier-Casting veranstaltet.

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“My fingering may inspire to play in the right style” – Interview with Pascal Rogé

To celebrate the French pianist Pascal Rogé’s 70th birthday on 6 April 2021, we asked him for an interview. He represents worldwide one of his generation’s best-known performers of 19th- and 20th-century French music, setting interpretative standards for this music in his concerts, master classes and CD recordings.

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How do fossils behave? On a passage in Saint-Saëns’ Carnaval des animaux

When a composer decides against publishing one of his works during his lifetime, there are usually good reasons: Either it is a youthful or study work that would be too insignificant for publication or it represents a style that has meantime been abandoned.

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