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

Martinů, Bohuslav

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

Vivaldi, Antonio

  The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
6.   Play with flash player The Four 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.   Play with flash player No. 8. Grisen (The Pig) 00:00:37
8.   Play with flash player No. 12. Solfager og ormekongen (Solfager and the Snake King) 00:01:46
9.   Play with flash player No. 17. Kleggen og Fluga (The Horsefly and the Fly) 00:01:06
10.   Play with flash player No. 22. Kulok (Cow Call) 00:01:07
11.   Play with flash player No. 25. Rabnabryllup (The Raven's Wedding) 00:01:28

Saeverud, Harald

  Haren og reven (The Hare and the Fox)
12.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Piano Quintet In A Major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (The Trout): IV. Thema with Variations: Andantino 00:07:14

Prokofiev, Sergey

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

Messiaen, Olivier

  Catalogue d'oiseaux (Catalogue of Birds) (excerpts)
19.   Play with flash player 1er Livre: II. Le Loriot (Golden Oriole) 00:09:08
20.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player I. Le rouge - gorge (Robin) 00:02:25
3.   Play with flash player II. Le merle - noir (Blackbird) 00:02:18

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

  The Lark Ascending
4.   Play with flash player The Lark Ascending 00:15:03

Brusa, Elisabetta

  Favole: No. 3. The Ant and the Grasshopper
5.   Play with flash player Favole: No. 3. The Ant and the Grasshopper 00:02:13

Grieg, Edvard

  Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1. Butterfly
6.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il cardellino": I. Allegro 00:03:46

Saint-Saëns, Camille

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

Total Playing Time: 02:37:11






Author(s):
Brunhoff, Jean de; Prokofiev, Sergey

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

Arranger(s):
Breiner, Peter

Conductor(s):
Bakels, Kees; Bramall, Anthony; Breiner, Peter; Casadesus, Jean-Claude; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Halász, Michael; Krček, Jaroslav; Lenárd, 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):
Kodály Quartet

Artist(s):
Aratore, Johann; Austbø, Håkon; Greed, David; Jandó, Jenő; Keveházi, Jenő; Koukl, Giorgio; Lapšanský, Marián; Nishizaki, Takako; Steen-Nøkleberg, Einar; Szokolay, Balázs; Tharaud, Alexandre; Toperczer, Peter; Tóth, István; Válek, Jiří

Label: Naxos

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

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

Catalogue No: 8.578281-82

Barcode: 747313828173

Release Date: 04/2014

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