The biography of Camille Saint-Saëns by François Hudry , illustrated by Claire Braud and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
The image of the obtuse octogenarian for whom the author of Pelléas is a dangerous revolutionary and Stravinsky a terrorist, completely obscures the true personality of a composer who heard Chopin and buried Debussy . In fact Camille Saint-Saëns lived too long for posterity to remember his innovative aspect. Thanks to the limpidity of a certain classicism , he opened the way for a Ravel or a Poulenc . A double title of glory that can be added to its vast catalog and its exceptional know-how.