Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre Saint-Saëns : Danse Macabre Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The composition is based upon a poem by Henri Cazalis, on an old French superstition: "Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence, Striking with his heel a tomb, Death at midnight plays a dance-tune, Zig, zig, zig, on his violin. The winter wind blows and the night is dark; Moans are heard in the linden trees. Through the gloom, white skeletons pass, Running and leaping in their shrouds. Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking, The bones of the dancers are heard to crack— But hist! of a sudden they quit the round, They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed." en.wikipedia.org This is my second video. The first, which I uploaded about one year ago, was Pachelbel's famous Canon in D. youtube.com If you enjoyed this kind of music, you should start visiting my user's page regularly: I'll start uploading classical pieces regularly, probably about 1-2 videos a month including all the famous composers and more. Enjoy :) PS: Don't forget to rate and share your opinions! But PLEASE, PLEASE try to make comments to the point, or else I will have to control your comments and that's alot of pain in the ass...XD *And to all who wonder, I'm sorry but I can't send you the .mp3, sorry!
Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre Danse Macabre (first performed in 1875) is the name of opus 40 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The composition is based upon a poem by Henri Cazalis, on an old French superstition: Zig, zig, zig, Death in a cadence, Striking with his heel a tomb, Death at midnight plays a dance-tune, Zig, zig, zig, on his violin. The winter wind blows and the night is dark; Moans are heard in the linden trees. Through the gloom, white skeletons pass, Running and leaping in their shrouds. Zig, zig, zig, each one is frisking, The bones of the dancers are heard to crack— But hist! of a sudden they quit the round, They push forward, they fly; the cock has crowed. According to the ancient superstition, "Death" appears at midnight every year on Halloween. Death has the power to call forth the dead from their graves to dance for him while he plays his fiddle (represented by a solo violin with its E-string tuned to an E-flat in an example of scordatura tuning). His skeletons dance for him until the first break of dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. The piece opens with a harp playing a single note, D, twelve times to signify the clock striking midnight, accompanied by soft chords from the string section. This then leads to the eerie E flat and A chords (also known as a tritone or the "Devil's chord") played by a solo violin, representing death on his fiddle. After which the main theme is heard on a solo flute and is followed by a descending scale on the solo ...
Danse Macabre - Saint-Saëns This is my personal favorite interpretation of "Danse Macabre" composed by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns who was also famous for "The Carnival of the Animals." Forgive me for this is my first video. Please comment!
Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns 1980s cartoon, PBS, Halloween, Mu This originally aired on PBS in the 1980s featuring a poorly made up vampire host to introduce and discuss. It was also shown to me when I was in elementary school. One of the best short length Halloween animations ever created. Terrific illustrations. About the song: Danse macabre, by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, was an art song for voice and piano (first performed in 1872) with a French text by the poet Henri Cazalis which is based in an old French superstition. Two years later, the composer expanded and reworked the piece into a tone poem for orchestra, replacing the vocal line with a solo violin. The rest, they say, is history. EDIT: April, 2010 - 10000 views! EDIT: October, 2010 31000 views! EDIT: October 6, 2011 210000 views! - Thanks everyone!
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) : Danse macabre, pour deux pianos ( Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) (France) Danse macabre, pour deux pianos (1874) Pianistes : Jean-Michel Ferran et Alain Jacquon « La Danse macabre », composée par Camille Saint-Saëns en 1874 est certainement le poème symphonique français le plus connu, avec celui de Paul Dukas « L'Apprenti sorcier » (1897), tous deux dans le registre "fantastique". « La Danse macabre » existe en de nombreuses versions, nous écoutons ici une adaptation faite par l'auteur pour deux pianos. Même si rien ne surpasse la partition pour orchestre, cette réduction a le mérite d'attirer l'attention sur le diabolique contrepoint avec lequel s'amuse Saint-Saëns. Camille Saint-Saëns Jean-Michel Ferran Alain Jacquon Danse macabre 2 pianos célébrité celebrity musique classique classical music France French LIST OF THE UPLOADS OF COLLECTIONCB/LISTE DES MISES EN LIGNE DE COLLECTIONCB : knol.google.com
Camille Saint Saens- "Danse Macabre Op. 40" The Danse Macabre, the third of Saint-Saëns's four symphonic poems, has a title that is best left untranslated: such attempts as "Dance of Death and "Ghosts' Dance just don't work. The work must have had a very special appeal for Liszt, since he wrote several pieces in the same vein—and one with a similar title, based on the same theme. The broad waltz theme in the Danse macabre may be recognized as a variation on the Dies irae, the ancient liturgical chant for the dead, on which Liszt hased his Totentanz, for piano and orchestra. The "straight form of the old chant never appears in the Saint-Saëns score. While the Danse macabre is Saint-Saëns's most frequently performed orchestral work, it was not originally conceived in orchestral terms.
Saint-Saens Liszt Horowitz Danse Macabre, Sean Bennett, piano Sean Bennett playing the incredibly difficult Liszt Horowitz arrangement of Saint-Saens famous orchestral work "Danse Macabre" or "Dance of the dead." Recorded live in concert in 2002. Other recordings of Sean Bennett available by clicking on "slambennett" and please click "subscribe" as more new ones are on the way!
Debyssy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane - Boni/CCO(2009Live) Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Danse sacrée et Danse profane Marco Boni Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 3 8/2009
Saint-Saens Danse Macabre by Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet www.pianoviolon.com Camille Saint Saëns : Danse Macabre for violin and piano Clara Cernat, violin Thierry Huillet, piano, Original version by Saint-Saëns for violin and piano www.pianoviolon.com
Danse Macabre for violin and piano Senior Recital June 14, 2008 Olivia Krueger, violin Christi Zuniga, piano To purchase sheet music, search with this information: Danse Macabre for Violin and Piano Transcribed by the Composer Kalmus Edition Suggested Sites: www.sharmusic.com http The music is white with Saint-Saens written in huge black lettering at the top. good luck :)