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Carnival of the Animals and Other Favourites

Carnival Of The Animals / Various
Release Date: 04/10/2012 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 55667   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsSergei ProkofievMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Brenda LucasJohn Ogdon
Conductor:  Louis FrémauxSian Edwards
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This delightful collection includes the wonderfully narrated Carnival of the Animals and Peter and the Wolf as well as the joyous Mother Goose – three timeless and well-loved pieces of classical music. Fun for both children and adults alike this music will encourage a keen ear, deep imagination and teach fun educational facts along the way. Children will get carried away in the story and have the adventures brought to life by superb narration and the engaging booklet that accompanies the collection. Classical Music doesn’t get much more exciting than this! With the help of wonderful music (some familiar, some new) this collection encourages children to experience the fantastic array of world music styles and colourful portrayals of foreign Read more lands in Classical Music. Featuring music from Debussy, Johann Strauss II, Copland and many others this selection will have kids thrilled with recreations of the American Wild West, learning the Jamaican Rumba, waltzing in Vienna and exploring the Steppes of Central Asia! A fully illustrated 32 page booklet presents an adventure-filled journey around the world challenging the reader to listen, see and recreate the wonders of the countries they visit. Read less

Works on This Recording

Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Brenda Lucas (Piano), John Ogdon (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Written: 1886 
Venue:  De Montfort Hall, Leicester 
Length: 21 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Sian Edwards
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Length: 14 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Ma mčre l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Sian Edwards
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall 
Length: 16 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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