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As he got older, composer Camille Saint-Saens liked to winter in warmer climes than his home in Paris. In 1895, he visited the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor. He came home with musical ideas that became his Piano Concerto No. 5, his "Egyptian" Concerto. Pianist Pascal Roge is in concert with the Bergen Symphony. Ingar Bergby conducts our concert in Oslo.



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