Violin Sonata No. 1 D Minor Op. 75 was originally planned only as a little duo for Violin and Piano, the composition grew into a Sonata in autumn 1885.
Saint-Saëns implied that the Violin part could only be played by a mystical figure. Violin Sonata No. 1 D Minor Op. 75 has lost its horrors and is now one of the best loved chamber music works by the French master.