The Carnival of the Animals

The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a suite in fourteen movements by Camille Saint-Saëns. Written in 1886, it lasts around 25 minutes. It calls for two pianos, two violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute (and piccolo), clarinet (C and B♭), glass harmonica, and xylophone. From the beginning, Saint-Saëns regarded the work as a piece of fun, even confessing that he worked on it when he should have been working on his third symphony. Each piece evokes, through different orchestration and instrumental techniques, an animal. Once this procedure has ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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The Carnival of the Animals - Introduction
The Carnival of the Animals - I. Lions Royal March
The Carnival of the Animals - II. Hens and roosters
The Carnival of the Animals - III. Swift Animals
The Carnival of the Animals - IV. Tortoises
The Carnival of the Animals - V. The Elephant
The Carnival of the Animals - VI. Kangaroos
The Carnival of the Animals - VII. Aquarium
The Carnival of the Animals - VIII. Personages with long ears
The Carnival of the Animals - IX. The Cuckoo in the deep woods
The Carnival of the Animals - X. Aviary
The Carnival of the Animals - XI. Pianists
The Carnival of the Animals - XII. Fossils
The Carnival of the Animals - XIII. The Swan
The Carnival of the Animals - XIV. Finale
The Carnival of the Animals - I. Lions Royal March (Solo piano version)
The Carnival of the Animals - V. The Elephant (Solo piano version)
The Carnival of the Animals - VII. Aquarium (Solo piano version)
The Carnival of the Animals - XIII. The Swan (Solo piano version)

Camille Saint-Saëns

Charles-Camille Saint-Saens was a French Late-Romantic composer, organist, conductor, and pianist. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse ...
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