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Can you answer these questions* about the composer Saint-Saëns?

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Given first name(s)
Year of Birth
Nationality
City of Birth
Famous college of music where he studied and eventually taught
As a child prodigy, he was often compared to this Austrian composer
Name of (eventually estranged) wife
Requiem composer who studied under him and thought of him as an 'honorary uncle'
Relative upon whose death S-S contemplated suicide
Famous music composition prize competition he lost twice
Biblical title pair of his 1877 opera
Title English king of his 1881 opera
Sacred holiday for which he wrote an oratorio
Number of piano concertos as well as symphonies he wrote
'Nationality' in the title of his last piano concerto
Keyboard instrument featured in his third symphony
1 of 2 string instruments for which he wrote at least two concertos
Dessert in the title of his Caprice-valse in A♭ major
'Deathly' tone poem based on a poem by Henri Cazalis
Musical suite depicting creatures, likely his most famous work
Ballerina whose famous 'Dying Swan' dance was set to his music
Disney film (2000) which featured the finale from this suite
French writer he wrote a Hymn for, as well as set his 'Les Djinns' poem to music
Hungarian composer who once called S-S 'the greatest organist in the world'
German composer for whose Piano Concerto no. 4 S-S wrote cadenzas
Opera composer who S-S respected but increasingly distanced himself from due to nationalism and artistic differences
Composer whose 'The Rite of Spring' made S-S wonder if he was insane when he wrote it
Baroque composer whose works (cantatas, partitas, etc) he transcribed for keyboard
French composer who said of S-S: 'If he'd been making shell-cases during the war it might have been better for music.'
Year of Death

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