Dover reprint of 1875 and 1888 Durand (Paris) editions. Two of Saint-Saens' most popular works appear in this affordable volume. First composed in song form, Danse Macabre was later rewritten as a symphonic poem. Audiences at its 1875 debut were resistant to its unconventional charms, but it eventually became a tremendous crowd pleaser. Havanaise is among the most challenging violin and orchestra pieces and a standard showpiece in the repertoire of every serious violinist. Based on the Cuban dance, Habanera, the 1887 work features a languid mood, highlighted by bursts of virtuosity. 91 pages. Full score only - parts not included.