11 Dec 2017
RECAP: Carnival of the Animals
Who knew classical music could get so wild? Camille Saint-Saëns had a gift for telling narratives through music, and if you went to Louis Lortie performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, you probably noticed the jungle of sounds from Carnival of the Animals.
We slithered into the rehearsal of this lush work to capture some of the best moments! Listen to each one to see if you can hear these incredible beasts.
There’s something fishy about this glittery piece of music! Which animal does this remind you of?
Cuckoo! Which bird does this song remind you of?
Is there anything more romantic than this swan song?
Which beautiful lumbering beast do you think this elegant waltz was written for?
This song tickles our funny bone! You can hear the musical tapping of bones in this piece about fossils.
Can you imagine turtles doing the cancan? Camille Saint-Saëns could!
No musical menagerie would be complete without an aviary.
BONUS VIDEO: During this rehearsal, we caught a glimpse of Saint-Saëns’ regal Symphony in F Major. Take a look at it here.
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Blue Rhapsody: 100 Years of Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto in F
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Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of an Orchestra at the Noorda
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Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of an Orchestra
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Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5
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Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Strauss
Apr 28 - 29 | Abravanel Hall
May 19 - 20 | Abravanel Hall
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May 26 - 27 | Abravanel Hall