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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 CDH55342 track 17

No 13: Le cygne
Recording date
12 April 1999
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Arne Akselberg
Hyperion usage
  1. Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas (CDA67095)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: October 1999
    Deletion date: September 2007
    Superseded by CDH55342
  2. Saint-Saëns: Cello Sonatas (CDH55342)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: July 2010
    Deletion date: October 2019
    Archive Service
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