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Saint-Saens, Camille Camille Saint-Saens
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(1835 - 1921)
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Saint-Saens, Camille: "Fugue" from 6 Etudes for Woodwind Quartet

"Fugue" from 6 Etudes for Woodwind Quartet
Opus 52 No. 5
Camille Saint-Saens

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Composer :Camille Saint-SaensCamille Saint-Saens (1835 - 1921)
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Wind quartet

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Camille Saint-SaensMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1877
Copyright :Public Domain
Saint-Saëns was one of the great pianists of his age, albeit in the strict, prim style severe of the previous epoch, whose crackling precision he carried into the twentieth century. A lifelong Parisian surrounded by a dazzling array of talent, the sheer edge of his genius seemed to cut him off from more than superficial attachments to those less gifted. But encountering Liszt in 1866, in Paris for the first performance of his "Gran" Mass -- the aged Liszt whose mightiest works lay behind him -- Saint-Saëns experienced the shock of recognition, the deep artistic impact of another personality. On March 8, in the salon of Princess Metternich, he was tapped to play beside Liszt, reading (that is, transposing at sight) from the orchestral score two movements from Liszt's Mass, occasioning Liszt's remark, "It is possible to be as much of a musician as Saint-Saëns; it is impossible to be more of one!" Then, Liszt played solo. Saint-Saëns recalled, "...from beneath his fingers, almost unconsciously, and with an astonishing range of nuances, there murmured, surged, boomed, and stormed the waves of the Legend of St. Francis of Paule walking on the waters. Never again shall we see or hear anything to compare with it." The consequences of this meeting would take decades to shake out, interrupted by the Franco-Prussian War. Through the 1870s Saint-Saëns emulated Liszt in the composition of symphonic poems, but it was inevitable that he should follow Liszt's lead in the Transcendental and Paganini Études in the exploration of keyboard technique. He composed his own set of Études (6), 1877.

This fugue from the fifth etude (Originally in A Major) shadowds a confiding melody in a shimmer of tremolos in fifths and sixths to introduce a ruminative contrapuntal exercise.

Although originally written for piano, I created this arrangement for non-standard Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon).
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Sheet central :Six Études (5 sheet music)
Added by magataganm the 2012-08-18

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