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Saint-Saëns: Carnaval des animaux / Charles Dutoit

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414460   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Pascal RogéCristina Ortiz
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London SinfoniettaPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano), Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Written: 1886 
Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
Phaéton, Op. 39 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 

Sound Samples

Le Carnaval des Animaux: Introduction et Marche royale du Lion
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Poules et Coqs
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Hémiones (Animaux véloces)
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Tortues
Le Carnaval des Animaux: L'Eléphant
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Kangourous
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Aquarium
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Personnages à longues oreilles
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le coucou au fond des bois
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Volières
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Pianistes
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Fossiles
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Le Cygne
Le Carnaval des Animaux: Finale
Phaéton, Op.39
Le Rouet d'Omphale, Op.31
Danse macabre, Op.40

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 IRRESISTABLE ! May 20, 2014 By S. Pearson (PALM SPRINGS, CA) See All My Reviews "As with another reviewer, I heard this on Classical radio; this one stood out from the many I've heard through the years. I usually avoid treatment that sounds "cute" or a bit too whimsical ! In the hands of Dutoit, it remains MUSIC first. The two pianists are a bonus...they both are top notch pianists, and they too remain Musical, not Descriptive. The selections are all beautiful, and what really won me was the Dans Macabre. There are many choices out there...but this one is IT. I love the piece...and Dutoit gets inside this selection and makes all the right decisions: so Expressive, great Pluck, tempo just right. Sampling is essential...(wish they all offered this!) I did, and the magic was still there..as I'd heard in my car radio. What a gift we have in Camille Saint-Saens !!" Report Abuse
 Delightful! October 27, 2012 By Barbara Romine (SANTA ANA, CA) See All My Reviews "I ordered this after hearing Rich Capparela describe how this piece was never really intended for the public because Saint-Saens thought it was too frivolous. I fell in love with it when I heard it on the radio and came home and ordered it. I'm so glad that I did. I love being able to listen to it whenever I want to. Thank you for making it available!" Report Abuse
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