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ANIMALS IN MUSIC

Through the centuries composers have brought colour and panache to bear in their depictions of animals in music. For some, such as Sibelius, animals become the central focus in their tone poems, whilst for others a symphonic unity is sought, as Beethoven showed in his ‘Pastoral’ Symphony. Poetic imagery, through song, offers another avenue. The rich variety of the animal kingdom—from bees to birds, from fleas to fish (and much else)—offers memorable opportunities for sonic richness.



Disc 1

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite: I. Overture
1.   The Wasps, Aristophanic Suite: I. Overture 00:09:28

Handel, George Frideric

  Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295, "The Cuckoo and The Nightingale": II. Allegro
2.   Organ Concerto No. 13 in F Major, HWV 295, "The Cuckoo and The Nightingale": II. Allegro 00:03:16

Grieg, Edvard

  Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 4. Little bird
3.   Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 4. Little bird 00:01:45

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich
Breiner, Peter, arranger(s)

  Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra)
4.   Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (arr. P. Breiner for orchestra) 00:01:18

Martinu, Bohuslav

  Pruvod kocek v noci slunovratu (Procession of the Cats on Solstice Night), H. 122
5.   Pruvod kocek v noci slunovratu (Procession of the Cats on Solstice Night), H. 122 00:01:07

Vivaldi, Antonio

  The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
6.   The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre 00:02:36

Grieg, Edvard

  25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances, Op. 17 (excerpts)
7.   No. 8. Grisen (The Pig) 00:00:37
8.   No. 12. Solfager og ormekongen (Solfager and the Snake King) 00:01:46
9.   No. 17. Kleggen og Fluga (The Horsefly and the Fly) 00:01:06
10.   No. 22. Kulok (Cow Call) 00:01:07
11.   No. 25. Rabnabryllup (The Raven's Wedding) 00:01:28

Saeverud, Harald

  Haren og reven (The Hare and the Fox)
12.   Haren og reven (The Hare and the Fox) 00:01:22

Delius, Frederick

  2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
13.   2 Pieces for Small Orchestra: No. 1. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 00:06:19

Milhaud, Darius

  Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58
14.   Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 00:15:14

Schubert, Franz

  Piano Quintet In A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (The Trout): IV. Thema with Variations: Andantino
15.   Piano Quintet In A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (The Trout): IV. Thema with Variations: Andantino 00:07:14

Prokofiev, Sergey
Prokofiev, Sergey, lyricist(s)

  Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 (excerpts)
16.   The Bird 00:01:13
17.   The Duck 00:01:54
18.   The Wolf swallows the Duck 00:00:40

Messiaen, Olivier

  Catalogue d'oiseaux (Catalogue of Birds) (excerpts)
19.   1er Livre: II. Le Loriot (Golden Oriole) 00:09:08
20.   3e Livre: V. La Chouette Hulotte (Tawny Owl) 00:07:35

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

  Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee
21.   Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee 00:01:35


Disc 2

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso
1.   Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso 00:12:55

Messiaen, Olivier

  Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (Little Sketches of Birds) (excerpts)
2.   I. Le rouge - gorge (Robin) 00:02:25
3.   II. Le merle - noir (Blackbird) 00:02:18

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  The Lark Ascending
4.   The Lark Ascending 00:15:03

Brusa, Elisabetta

  Favole: No. 3. The Ant and the Grasshopper
5.   Favole: No. 3. The Ant and the Grasshopper 00:02:13

Grieg, Edvard

  Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1. Butterfly
6.   Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1. Butterfly 00:01:41

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Divertimento in F Major, K. 522, "Ein musikalischer Spass" (A Musical Joke): IV. Presto
7.   Divertimento in F Major, K. 522, "Ein musikalischer Spass" (A Musical Joke): IV. Presto 00:05:05

Poulenc, Francis

  L'histoire de Babar, le petit elephant (The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant), FP 129 (excerpt)
8.   L'histoire de Babar, le petit elephant (The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant), FP 129 (excerpt) 00:01:16

Sibelius, Jean

  Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela
9.   Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22: II. The Swan of Tuonela 00:08:55

Vivaldi, Antonio

  Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il cardellino": I. Allegro
10.   Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il cardellino": I. Allegro 00:03:46

Saint-Saens, Camille

  Carnival of the Animals
11.   I. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion 00:02:24
12.   II. Hens and Cockerels 00:00:59
13.   III. Wild Asses 00:00:42
14.   IV. Tortoises 00:02:14
15.   V. The Elephant 00:01:33
16.   VI. Kangaroos 00:00:57
17.   VII. Aquarium 00:02:33
18.   VIII. People with Long Ears 00:00:51
19.   IX. The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods 00:01:50
20.   X. Aviary 00:01:16
21.   XI. Pianists 00:01:52
22.   XII. Fossils 00:01:18
23.   XIII. The Swan 00:03:07
24.   XIV. Finale 00:02:10

Total Playing Time: 02:37:11






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Brusa, Elisabetta; Delius, Frederick; Grieg, Edvard; Handel, George Frideric; Martinu, Bohuslav; Messiaen, Olivier; Milhaud, Darius; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich; Poulenc, Francis; Prokofiev, Sergey; Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich; Saeverud, Harald; Saint-Saens, Camille; Schubert, Franz; Sibelius, Jean; Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Vivaldi, Antonio

Lyricist(s):
Prokofiev, Sergey

Arranger(s):
Breiner, Peter

Conductor(s):
Bakels, Kees; Bramall, Anthony; Breiner, Peter; Casadesus, Jean-Claude; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Halasz, Michael; Krcek, Jaroslav; Lenard, Ondrej; Lloyd-Jones, David; Mastrangelo, Fabio; Schermerhorn, Kenneth; Tinge, John

Orchestra(s):
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; English Northern Philharmonia; Handel Festival Chamber Orchestra; Lille National Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Kodaly Quartet

Artist(s):
Aratore, Johann; Austbo, Hakon; Greed, David; Jando, Jeno; Kevehazi, Jeno; Koukl, Giorgio; Lapsansky, Marian; Nishizaki, Takako; Steen-Nokleberg, Einar; Szokolay, Balazs; Tharaud, Alexandre; Toperczer, Peter; Toth, Istvan; Valek, Jiri

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet; Chamber Music; Concertos; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.578281-82

Barcode: 747313828173

Physical Release: 04/2014

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