Wedding Cake

Camille Saint-Saëns

Wedding Cake in Ab major

Op. 76

About this work...

Written as a nuptial tribute to pianist Caroline Montigny-Rémaury, Saint-Saëns' Wedding Cake (1885) for piano and strings is a slight but charming "caprice-valse" that's just a bit too big for the salon. The piano commences with a few sparkling cascades of notes that turn into a flighty waltz; the strings offer a more ... read more