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Danse macabre


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Symphonic poem by Saint‐Saëns, Op.40, comp. 1874 (pf. transcr. by Liszt 1877). Based on poem by Henri Cazalis in which Death the Fiddler summons skeletons from their graves at midnight to dance. Orig. conceived as a song, in which form it exists. See also Totentanz.

Subjects: Music.


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