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Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals

10/23/12 9:00AM

We'll listen to Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals.  Arthur Fiedler conducts the Boston Pops and Hugh Downs delivers the verse of Ogden Nash.





Symphony #21 in A, K 134
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
CD/Album: The Complete Mozart Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 471666


Rondo for 2 Pianos in C, Op. 73, B 27
Composer: Frederic Chopin
Soloists: Frederic Chiu, piano
CD/Album: Chopin: 12 Etudes Op. 10; Rondos Opp. 1, 5, 16, 73
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907201


Souvenir of Florence: first movement, Op. 70
Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Ensemble: The Ying Quartet
Soloists: James Dunham, viola ; Paul Katz, cello
CD/Album: Tchaikovsky: String Quartets and Sextet
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80685


The Skaters Waltz
Composer: Emile Waldteufel
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: With Love From Vienna
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422050


Keyboard Concerto #5 (Oboe version) in g, BWV 1056
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
Conductor: Robert Salter, leader (concertmaster)
Soloists: Malcolm Messiter, oboe
CD/Album: Baroque Oboe Concertos
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60224
Note: (transcribed for oboe)


Piano Trio #1: 1st & 2nd movements in B, Op. 8
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Ensemble: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Soloists: Jaime Laredo, violin ; Sharon Robinson, cello ; Joseph Kalichstein, piano
CD/Album: The Brahms Trio Vol. 1
Record co./Cat #: KOCH 7684


Concierto Serenata
Composer: Joaquin Rodrigo
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Soloists: Nancy Allen, harp
CD/Album: Rodrigo: Concierto Serenata - Concierto en Modo Galante
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47869


Symphony #3 in D, D 200
Composer: Franz Schubert
Ensemble: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
CD/Album: Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8 Unfinished""
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 449745


Carnival of the Animals
Composer: Camille Saint-Saens
Ensemble: Boston Pops Orchestra
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Soloists: Hugh Downs, narrator
CD/Album: Classics for Children
Record co./Cat #: RCA 68131


La Diva de l'Empire
Composer: Erik Satie
Soloists: Pierre Laniau, guitar
CD/Album: Satie: Pieces pour Guitar - Pierre Laniau
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49093


La plus que lente (orchestral version) ("As slowly as possible")
Composer: Claude Debussy
Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
CD/Album: Debussy: Children's Corner - La Boite a Joujoux, etc.
Record co./Cat #: London 444386


Overture di Ballo
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Neville Marriner
CD/Album: Gilbert & Sullivan: Overtures
Record co./Cat #: Philips 434916


Concert for Violin, Piano, & String Quartet: Tres anime in D, Op. 21
Composer: Ernest Chausson
Ensemble: Jupiter String Quartet
Soloists: Soovin Kim, violin ; Jeremy Denk, piano
CD/Album: Soovin Kim, Jeremy Denk, Jupiter String Quartet: Chausson & Faure
Record co./Cat #: Azica 71243


On The Town: Dance Episodes
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
CD/Album: Bernstein Conducts Bernstein
Record co./Cat #: Sony 42263
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