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Saint-Saens, Camille Camille Saint-Saens
France France
(1835 - 1921)
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Saint-Saens, Camille: Le Carnaval des Animaux (7-Aquarium)

The Carnival of the Animals (7-Aquarium)
Camille Saint-Saens




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Le Carnaval des Animaux (7-Aquarium)
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Composer :Camille Saint-SaensSaint-Saens, Camille (1835 - 1921)
Instrumentation :

2 pianos 4 hands (duet)

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Modern classical

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Camille Saint-SaensMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1886
Copyright :Public Domain
"The Carnival of the Animals" is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-SaŽns.

It was composed in February 1886 while Saint-SaŽns was vacationing in a small Austrian village. It was originally scored for a chamber group of flute/piccolo, clarinet (B flat and C), two pianos, glass harmonica, xylophone, two violins, viola, cello and double bass, but is usually performed today with a full orchestra of strings, and with a glockenspiel substituting for the rare glass harmonica. The term for this rare 11-piece musical ensemble is a "hendectet" or an "undectet."

Saint-SaŽns, apparently concerned that the piece was too frivolous and likely to harm his reputation as a serious composer, suppressed performances of it and only allowed one movement, Le cygne, to be published in his lifetime. Only small private performances were given for close friends like Franz Liszt.

Saint-SaŽns did, however, include a provision which allowed the suite to be published after his death. It was first performed on 26 February 1922, and it has since become one of his most popular works. It is a favorite of music teachers and young children, along with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. In fact, it is very common to see any combination of these three works together on modern CD recordings.

Movement 7. Aquarium

Strings without double-bass, two pianos, flute, and glass harmonica: This is one of the more musically rich movements. The melody is played by the flute, backed by the strings, on top of tumultuous, glissando-like runs in the piano. The first piano plays a descending ten-on-one ostinato, in the style of the second of Chopin's ťtudes, while the second plays a six-on-one. These figures, plus the occasional glissando from the glass harmonica ? often played on celesta or glockenspiel?are evocative of a peaceful, dimly-lit aquarium.
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