Camille Saint-Saëns

Africa in G minor

Op. 89

About this work...

Among the many destinations of Saint-Saëns' travels, North Africa was clearly the composer's favorite. In 1890 Saint-Saëns traveled to Ceylon, then to Alexandria and Cairo. While in Egypt, he composed Africa, a fantasy for piano and orchestra based on genuine North African sources. Saint-Saëns collected much of the reg... read more