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Camille Saint-Saens

March 28, 2014
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Camille Saint-Saens

Camille Saint-Saens was born in Paris,France in 1835.  At the age of 5 years old Saint-Saens showed so much interest and talent in music that his great-aunt began to teach him the piano.  He progressed quickly; at 6 years old he began to compose music, and when 11 years old he gave his first...
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The Prepared Piano

March 26, 2014
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The Prepared Piano

Have you ever heard the term “prepared piano?”  I remember that when I first learned what a prepared piano is I was horrified.  ”Oh my gosh, why would anyone do that?”  But, when I was in college and I studied more about it, wrote a paper on it, and went to concerts with prepared...
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