Sunday, March 18, 2018

Don’t underestimate yourself or your audience

Wikipedia: "Saint-Saëns was adamant that the work, (Carnival of Animals which he wrote for fun in 1886)  would not be published in his lifetime, seeing it as detracting from his "serious" composer image. He relented only for the famous cello solo The Swan, which forms the penultimate movement of the work, and which was published in 1887 in an arrangement by the composer for cello and solo piano (the original uses two pianos)." He died in 1921, it was published in 1922, now one of his most popular.

I no longer have a piano, so I enjoyed reading along with this.

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