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Camille Saint-Saëns | Free Famous Composer Biography (Digital Print)

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Camille Saint-Saëns | Composer Biography

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About Composer ‘Camille Saint-Saëns’

Camille Saint-Saëns was born in Paris. His father was a government clerk who died 3 months after Charles' birth. At the request of his mother, Camille's great-aunt Charlotte moved in with them. She was the first to introduce him to the piano. Beginning piano lessons at the age of two, he came to be known as one of the outstanding child prodigies of his time. He almost immediately began to write music with his first composition for piano dated March 22, 1839. His talent was not limited to music, he also learned to read by age three and mastered Latin by age seven. Read more...



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