- Artist: Luben Yordanoff, Orchestre de Paris, Daniel Barenboim, Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre, Op. 40, is a tone poem for orchestra, written in 1874 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. It started out in 1872 as an art song for voice and piano with a French text by the poet Henri Cazalis, which is based in an old French superstition. In 1874, the composer expanded and reworked the piece into a tone poem, replacing the vocal line with a solo violin.
- ‘Saint-Saëns and His World’ at Bard (nytimes.com)