Classics for Kids

Le Carnaval des Animaux

CD
15 Oct 2003

Barcode: 0724354560323

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Other participants: Frank Braley, Michel Dalberto, Paul Meyer, David Guerrier, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Beatrice Muthelet, Esther Hoppe, Janne Saksala, Florent Jodelet

''What hard things,' wrote Saint-Saëns, 'have been said against virtuosity!… The fact must be proclaimed from the house-tops – in art a difficulty overcome is a thing of beauty.' There are many such beauties in Le Carnaval des animaux, and their difficulties aren't for the faint-hearted or the technically challenged, especially where the two pianists are concerned. On this disc not only are the difficulties overcome, but dispatched with tremendous verve and wit.

In the Septet the players rightly refuse to make more of the music than is really there. This light touch allows us to relish Saint-Saëns's professionalism: every part in the texture has its own shape and colour and, if there were compositional difficulties to be overcome, you'd never know. The four shorter pieces on this splendid disc include the delicious Fantaisie for violin and harp, and three arrangements for cello and piano taken from the horn, organ and operatic repertoires.' The Gramophone Classical Music Guide

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 No. 1- Introduction et marche royale du lion [Andante maestoso]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
02 No. 2- Poules et coqs [Allegro moderato]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
03 No. 3- Hémiones (animaux véloces) [Presto furioso]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
04 No. 4- Tortues [Andante maestoso]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
05 No. 5- L'éléphant [Allegro pomposo]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
06 No. 6- Kangourous [Moderato]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
07 No. 7- Aquarium [Andantino]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
08 No. 8- Personnages à longues oreilles [Tempo ad libitum]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
09 No. 9- Le coucou au fond des bois [Andante]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
10 No. 10- Volière [Moderato grazioso]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
11 No. 11- Pianistes [Allegro moderato]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
12 No. 12- Fossiles [Allegro ridicolo]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
13 No. 13- Le cygne [Andantino grazioso]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
14 No. 14- Final [Molto allegro]: Le Carnaval des animaux (ed. Durand)  - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
15   - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
16   - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
17   - Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Emmanuel Pahud 
18 'Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix' extract from Samson et Dalila  - Gautier Capuçon/Frank Braley 
19 Préambule: allegro moderato: Septet in E flat Op. 65  - Franck Braley/Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Janne 
20 Menuet: Tempo di minuetto moderato: Septet in E flat Op. 65  - Franck Braley/Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Janne 
21 Intermède: andante: Septet in E flat Op. 65  - Franck Braley/Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Janne 
22 Gavotte & Final: allegro non troppo: Septet in E flat Op. 65  - Franck Braley/Renaud Capuçon/Gautier Capuçon/Janne 


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