Le rouet d'Omphale

Camille Saint-Saëns

Le rouet d'Omphale in A major

Op. 31

About this work...

Three of Saint-Saëns' four tone poems are inspired by Greek mythology and two have to do with the hero Hercules. The first of the series, Le Rouet d'Omphale (Omphale's Spinning Wheel), finds Hercules in temporary exile, dressed in women's clothes and working as a maid for the Lydian queen Omphale. The composer did not ... read more