On October, 1835
French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era
His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third (“Organ”) Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886).
The Carnival of the Animals was one of my favorites as a child [still is], however I have chosen his Organ symphony for which he said:
❝ I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again.❞