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Danse Macabre, Op. 40

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) and Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Arranged by Franz Liszt. Editions Durand. Editions Durand #DF15782. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50564857).

Item Number: HL.50564857

9x12 inches.

Composed in 1874, Danse macabre was inspired by a poem by Henri Cazalis describing a dance of corpses, summoned by Death in person, who beats time on a tomb with his heel. Liszt transcribed the piece a few years later in his unmistakably brilliant way.