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Le carnaval des animaux

1886; only Le Cygne was published during the composer's lifetime; first performed complete on 25 February 1922



Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 1 & The carnival of the animals
Studio Master: CDA68223Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas
CDH55342Archive Service
CDH55129Archive Service
Casals Encores
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concertos
Studio Master: CDA68002Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The Grand Organ of Birmingham Town Hall
CDA66216Archive Service


No 01: Introduction et marche royale du lion
No 02: Poules et coqs
No 03: Hémiones (animaux véloces)
No 04: Tortues
No 05: L'éléphant
No 06: Kangourous
No 07: Aquarium
No 08: Personnages à longues oreilles
No 09: Le coucou au fond des bois
No 10: Volière
No 11: Pianistes
No 12: Fossiles
No 13: Le cygne

Track 6 on CDA66216 [2'49] Archive Service
Track 18 on CDA67831 [3'27]
Track 8 on CDA68002 [2'31]
Track 17 on CDA68223 [3'31]

Track 13 on CDH55129 [2'17] Archive Service
Track 4 on CDH55342 [2'47] Archive Service
transcribed in 1929

Track 17 on CDH55342 [2'49] Archive Service
No 14: Final

Track-specific metadata for CDH55129 track 13

Le cygne
Recording date
10 October 1983
Recording venue
Art Workers Guild, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Arabesque (CDA66116)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: February 1988
    Deletion date: July 2003
    Superseded by CDH55129
  2. Arabesque (CDH55129)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: July 2003
    Deletion date: September 2016
    Archive Service
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