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Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals / Ciccolini, Weissenberg, Pretre


Release Date: 03/13/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 6027625  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alexis WeissenbergAldo Ciccolini
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra

Length: 0 Hours 21 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Saint-Saëns gets a brilliant performance, with a first-class piano duo in Aldo Ciccolini and Alexis Weissenberg. Their ensemble is perfect, except in that piece that is so boring if the ensemble is perfect—"Pianists"—where they play just badly enough together to be funny, without overdoing it. The solo double-bass is excellent and Prêtre persuades the 'cellist to play his famous solo, not slowly and super-romantic, but grazioso, as marked—a most welcome change."

-- Gramophone [7/1967]
"The Saint-Saëns gets a brilliant performance, with a first-class piano duo in Aldo Ciccolini and Alexis Weissenberg. Their ensemble is perfect, except in that piece that is so boring if the ensemble is perfect—"Pianists"—where they play just badly enough together to be funny, without overdoing it. The solo double-bass is excellent and Prêtre persuades the 'cellist to play his famous solo, not slowly and super-romantic, but grazioso, as marked—a most welcome change."

-- Gramophone [7/1967]
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Works on This Recording

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Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano), Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Written: 1886 
Length: 20 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Introduction et marche royale du lion
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Introduction et marche royale du lion
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Poules et coqs - Hémiones
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Poules et coqs - Hémiones
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Tortues - L'éléphant - Kangourous
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Tortues - L'éléphant - Kangourous
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Aquarium
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Aquarium
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Personnages à longues oreilles - Le coucou au fond des bois
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Personnages à longues oreilles - Le coucou au fond des bois
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Volière
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Volière
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Pianistes - Fossiles
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Pianistes - Fossiles
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Le cygne
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Le cygne
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Final
Le Carnaval des animaux, grande fantaisie zoologique : Final

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