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Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals from Santa Cecilia

Antonio Pappano, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky
Soloists of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Classical music is often thought of as being austere, ponderous and stern. Yet there are examples that were explicitly intended to be the exact opposite.

"Carnival of the Animals" is one of those compositions. Regarded as being plain fun by Saint-Saëns himself, this work is often underestimated as a piece for children.
In addition to the entire concert, Maestro Pappano will provide us with deeper insights on each individual movement of the composition, providing not only musical examples, but also a very entertaining introduction interspersed with witty anecdotes.

Repertoire

Camille Saint-Saëns' "Carnival of the Animals", plus an introduction by Antonio Pappano

Facts

Prog. No.
6794
Music genre
Orchestral Music
Documentary
Director
Maria Barrata
Producers
EuroArts Music in co-production with ZDF/RAI in collaboration with ARTE
Production year
2019
Format
HD