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Saint-Saëns, (Charles) Camille (1835 - 1921)

French composer, pianist, and organist. Saint-Saëns was a master of technique and a prolific composer. He wrote many lyrical Romantic pieces and

Salieri, Antonio (1750 - 1825)

Italian composer. He taught Beethoven, Schubert, Hummel, and Liszt, and was the musical rival of Mozart at the emperor's court in Vienna, where he

Salzburg Festival

annual festival of music and drama held in Salzburg, Austria, for five weeks starting in late July. The festival may be considered a descendant of the

Satie, Erik (1866 - 1925)

French composer. His piano pieces, such as the three Gymnopédies (1888), are precise and tinged with melancholy, and parody romantic expression with

Open saxophone

Single-reed keyed brass instrument invented by Sax around 1840. Saxophones have clarinet-like mouthpieces (which means that clarinettists can easily

Saxton, Robert (Oct 8, 1953 - )

English composer. His music is known for its rich texture and organic quality, drawing from a range of influences including his Jewish heritage. He

Scarlatti, (Giuseppe) Domenico (1685 - 1757)

Italian composer. The eldest son of Alessandro Scarlatti , he lived most of his life in Portugal and Spain in the service of the Queen of Spain. He

Scarlatti, (Pietro) Alessandro (Gaspare) (May 2, 1660 - Oct 25, 1725)

( älĕs-sän'drō skärlät'tē ), 1660–1725, Italian composer. He may have studied with Carissimi in Rome, where his first opera was produced in 1679. In

Schmitt, Florent (Sep 28, 1870 - Aug 17, 1958)

French composer. His music shows the influence of Richard Strauss and the French composers Fauré, Debussy, and Massenet. His most successful work is

Schnittke, Alfred (1934 - 1998)

Russian composer. He experimented with integral serialism and unusual instrumental textures, which are characteristically rich with a prominent use of