Hi @Mouse . When your limbs get good and limber you can try “introduction and rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra.” But I think the piece the teacher is referring to is “the swan” from “carnival of the animals.”
Saint Saens wrote two symphonies as a teenager that are seldom played. One of them has a movement that would be wonderful as a cello piece. (Edit: it is the third or fourth movement of symphony #1 in E Flat Major). His Third (Organ) Symphony is one of my favourites.
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The Organ Symphony is on my musical bucket list.
Other Saint-Saens pieces I recommend for listening: Violin Concerto No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Egyptian"). And his rarely performed Septet for trumpet, piano, and strings, which was composed as a sort of musical in-joke for an amateur chamber music society called La Trompette.
Problem with things like this is you need to make sure it's a French source.
Here's it's impossible to verify the source, as it is playing up.
His Camille doesn't end in a liquid, and his Saint isn't nasal, which makes me suspicious of him, but fortunately he's right. The first audio file on the following page is better. Unfortunately the whole page is ruined by the second audio file, which is unlikely to be right!
The English wikipedia page has the final s optional: the French wikipedia page doesn't!