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Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Nationality: French
Born: October 9, 1835, Paris Died: December 16, 1921, Algiers (age 86)

La carnaval des animaux

(for 2 pianos, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, harmonium and xylophone)
I. Introduction et marche royale du Lion (Introduction and Royal March of the Lion)
II. Poules et Coqs (Hens and Cocks)
III. Hémiones (animaux véloces) (Wild Asses)
IV. Tortues (Tortoises)
V. L'Éléphant (The Elephant)
VI. Kangourous (Kangaroos)
VII. Aquarium
VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (Personages with Long Ears)
IX. Le coucou au fond des bois (The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods)
X. Volière (Aviary)
XI. Pianistes (Pianists)
XII. Fossiles (Fossils)
XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)
XIV. Finale
Duration: 20 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1886 (age 50-51)

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