Saint-Saëns had a brilliant mind
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Saint-Saëns: Facts, pronuncation, works and more about the great composer
4. Saint-Saëns had a brilliant mind
The composer’s formidable intellect was not limited to music. He had a profound interest in - and knowledge of - geology, botany, butterflies, and maths. He enjoyed discussions with Europe's finest scientists and wrote numerous academic articles about acoustics.