CLASSICAL OPUS no.39

Camille Saint-Saëns: “Carnival of Animals”

カミーユサン=サーンス 「動物のカーニバル」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 27 minutes

This dreamy, meditative collection wafts almost hushed in its soothing quality.  Two parts engross us in particular: ‘Aquarium’ (at 10:50 mark) and ‘The Swan’ (22:23), with its sailing quality of aquatic expanses.  In this corner, Debussy was Saint-Saëns’ only competitor.  I enclosed two different ensemble versions.  Note the second video with Martha Argerich accompanied by an all-star crew in Japan.

Finally, for those still in search for lysergic nostalgia, there’s Clara Rockmore’s theremin version of ‘the Swan’.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Carnival_of_the_Animals

 

A REFLECTION

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate;

he who loves

finds the gate open.

 

Rabindranath Tagore – “Stray birds”

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