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Animals in Classical Music

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Animals in Classical Music
Animals in Classical Music


This 4CD compilation gathers together pieces that represent the world of the animal kingdom in music. Among them are Prokofiev's "Peter And The Wolf", Sibelius's "Swan Of Tuonela", and Saint-Saëns ever-popular "Carnival Of The Animals". These wonderful works are here interpreted by some of the greatest orchestras, soloists and conductors of recent decades, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan, Ferenc Fricsay, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Gérard Souzay, Artur Rubinstein, Clara Haskil, and Sviatoslav Richter.

Amongst other pieces featured in the set are the "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune", Schubert's "Trout Quintet", Stravinsky's "Song Of The Nightingale", Tchaikovsky's ballet music "Swan lake", and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble bee".


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  2. Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20 - Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. Prelude a L'apres-midi D'un Faune - Philharmonia Orchestra
  4. Chant Du Rossignol - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  5. Peter Und Der Wolf - Sir John Gielgud/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Die Lerche - Royal Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
  7. Der Vogelfanger Bin Ich Ja - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/RIAS Symphone Orchester Berlin
  8. Die Taubenpost - Hans Hotter/Gerald Moore
  9. Des Antonius Von Padua Fischpredigt - Christa Ludwig/Gerald Moore
  10. Fliege, Voglein - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Irmgard Seefried/Gerald Moore
  11. Le Carnaval Des Animaux - Various Performers
  12. Der Schwan Von Tuonela - Berliner Philharmoniker
  13. Histoires Naturelles - Gerard Souzay
  14. Flight of the Bumblebee - Gyorgy Cziffra
  15. Ballet of Unausgeschlupften Kuken - Sviatoslav Richter
  16. Poissons D'or - Arthur Rubinstein
  17. Oiseaux Tristes: Tres Lent - Robert Casadesus
  18. Die Forelle - Jussi Bjorling/Frederick Schauwecker
  19. Klavierquintett A-dur D667 - Clifford Curzon
  20. Die Krahe - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Gerald Moore
  21. Papillons, Op. 2 - Jorg Demus
  22. Auf Starkem Fittiche Schwinget Sich Der Adler Stolz - Annelies Kupper/Kolner Rundfunk Sinfonie Orche
  23. Lohengrin - Various Performers
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