Browse: Saint-Saëns - Le carnaval des animaux
This page lists all recordings of Le carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals, a Zoological Fantasy) by Charles Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921).
Daniele Rossi (organ), Martha Argerich (piano) & Antonio Pappano (piano), narrated in French by Annie Dutoit (Martha Argerich’s daughter)
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano
[In the Organ Symphony] Pappano brings us a drama in music that undoubtedly compels and raises the hairs at every turn. The only trouble is that it leaves one wondering whether Saint-Saëns really... — More…
Renaud Capuçon (violin), Gautier Capuçon (cello), Frank Braley (piano), Michel Dalberto (piano), Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Paul Meyer (clarinet), David Guerrier (trumpet), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp), Béatrice Muthelet (viola), Esther Hoppe (violin), Janne Saksala (double bass), Florent Jodelet (percussion)
'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... — More…
and other works
Truls Mørk (cello), Louis Lortie (piano), Hélène Mercier (piano) & Alasdair Malloy (glass harmonica)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
[Mørk's] noble command is ideal in the darkly blazing, virtuosic second concerto. One of our great lyric instrumentalists, he gives a deeply-felt, but never over-dramatised performance, a piercing... — More…
Martha Argerich (piano), Mischa Maisky (cello) & Martha Argerich (piano), Renaud Capuçon (violin) & Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Alissa Margulis (violin) & Jura Margulis (piano), Gautier Capuçon (cello) & Gabriela Montero (piano), Andrey Baranov (violin) & Jura Margulis (piano),...
The festival has class written all over it and exudes more joy - and humour - than any comparable event known to me. Argerich herself leads off here, in Beethoven's First Piano Concerto, displaying... — More…
Alexander Armstrong (narrator), Richard Casey, Ian Buckle (piano duet)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
There’s a palpable smile in [Armstrong’s] sonorous baritone – and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s invigorating account makes up for any lack of excitement in the reading…The rarity... — More…
Itzhak Perlman Vol. 59
Itzhak Perlman (violin & narrator), Katia Labeque, Marielle Labeque (piano duet)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta
Henryk Szeryng (violin), Herman Krebbers (violin), Bella Davidovich (piano), Maurice Gendron (cello), Peter Gallion (piano), Michele Campanella (piano), Daniel Chorzempa (organ)
Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte Carlo, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam...
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Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra and Slovak State Philharmonic,...