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Saint-Saens

Saint-Saens

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Saint-Saens had great friends in the musical world — and great enemies. He and Lizst were always close, but he and Debussy... well, they never could see eye to eye. But the music remains as a testament to both their talents. We'll hear one side of the argument — the Piano Concerto No. 5, the Egyptian, by Camille Saint-Saens. The Radio France Philharmonic is led by conductor Mikko Franck and pianist Aldo Ciccolini, at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.