Saint-Saëns: The Man and His Music

How well do we know Camille Saint-Saëns?

In our latest video cellist Steven Isserlis and musicologist Flora Willson dig beneath the historical layers to reveal the real picture of this remarkable musician and polymath. They talk about his many interests, his long life, how travel influenced him and why they think it’s time we hear his music afresh.

Hear Steven perform Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 with us on Thursday 26 January 2023 at the Southbank Centre. The programme also includes his works Phaeton, Danse macabre and Symphony No. 3 conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.