Classics Calendar for October 9

The music in Danse Macabre by Camille
Saint-Saens evokes dancing skeletons.

Here are today's milestones:



Born on this day:

Camille Saint-Saens (1835; died December 16, 1921) French composer of The Carnival of Animals; Danse Macabre; Samson and Delilah



Bonus Classic:

Shen Kuo (1031-1095) Chinese scientist; Mengxi Bitan (Dream Pool Essays)



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