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Help Please, Looking For The Name of A Music Piece (classical?)
My instructor keeps mentioning a cello piece he wants me to do eventually, when I am ready. I can’t quite figure out what the name is
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July 17, 2020 - 9:21 pm
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My instructor mentions a piece he wants me to do when I am ready. I think he is saying, Sansone, sansong, or something like that. I tried googling that, but I did not find anything. Is there a piece you can think of that sounds like that? I don’t know if it is written for cello, like the Bach Suites, or he has a cello version. 

I know there will be a lot of shifting and octave slides. 

Any ideas? I am thinking, based on his description, that if I saw a cello version, I would know if that is what he has described. I never think to ask him to repeat the name. 

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July 17, 2020 - 10:01 pm
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cid,

Maybe something by Saint-Saens?  Camille Saint-Saens was a french composer--has some well known cello works.

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July 17, 2020 - 10:16 pm
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@SharonC Thank you! That is exactly what he is saying. Bummer. He is not saying the name of the piece, just the composer. I have been curious what it looks like. I don’t think he will tell me because it will probably freak me out seeing it. 😳 He is waiting until I am ready for it. I am curious, though.

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I am 99.999% sure he is talking about The Swan. He did mention that song about a year ago. I just watched a video and it seems to have everything he has been talking about, 

Yep, I have a while before I am ready for it. Very pretty song.

Thanks again, SharonC.

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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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Yep, Irv, pretty sure it is The Swan. I wish I would limber up. It is a beautiful piece.

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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.

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I will look them up, AndrewH.

I really like the Swan. I love shifting and octave slides. I can’t wait to be able to give it a try. I, like my instructor, know I am not there yet, and I want to do it right. It is very pretty, and I think it will be fun. 

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SharonC said
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGAl0VrzDpo  

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!

https://fr.howtopronounce.com/.....sa%C3%ABns

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His second and fourth piano concerto are also personnel favourites.

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The actual pronunciation is not important. I just wanted the name of the composer. It sounds like what my instructor was saying. It may be like here in the US. Different words and names are pronounced slightly different in different regions. One of my in-laws lives in the southern part of my state and even he pronounces some words or names differently, at times. Even within NYC you can find the same street name pronounced differently, depending on if you live in Bronx, Brooklyn, or outside the city on the west side of Long Island, or the east end of Long Island. We visited NYC twice about 15-20 yrs ago.  Even the west and east sides of Long Island can have different pronunciations of the same name or words. It is a “You say potato and I say potata” type of thing, I think.

Don’t even get me started with Boston! I don’t understand accents well and had a hard time when we brought the kids to Boston. That was the best vacation ever, though.

That reminds me. One time when my kids were still young, we went on a little vacation and stopped at a diner in a state on our state’s southern border. He asked the waitress for a small glass of “pop”. She had no clue. Then he said, “cola”. Well, the she knew. Where we are we refer to it as soda pop, pop or cola. In that part of that state they refer to it as only “cola”, but we are all in the US. Kind of a little different than a different pronunciation as mentioned in the reply above, but it reminded me of that fun day.

Unfortunately, that was the last fun thing in that diner though. Service was really bad, worst I ever experienced, and we were rhe only ones in there, except for a couple at the counter. I remember the rest of the day was fun. 

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