Camille Saint-Saens – Le Rouet d’Omphale

This work by Camille Saint-Saens was used as the intro theme for The Shadow, the 1930s radio broadcast that began each week with those immortal words…who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

The symphonic poem illustrates the legend of Hercules serving as a slave to the Lydian queen and running her spinning wheel. Enjoy the music!

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