All Creatures Great and Small: Music of the Animals (CD)

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Classical composers clearly loved their animals: here is a programme presenting a variety of creatures - great and small - from the elephant and kangaroo to the cat, mouse and frog! The musical styles range from frivolous to funny, and the booklet notes explain the music and how to listen out for the details of tunes and rhythms.

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Tracklisting:

1. CUCKOO The Cuckoo Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772)
Martin Souter, piano
2. KANGAROO Kangaroos from Carnival of the Animals Camille Saint-Säens (1835-1921)
The Württemberg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jörg Faeber, Marylene Dosse & Anne Petit, piano
3. CAT AND MOUSE The Cat and the Mouse Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Martin Souter, piano
4. HORSE The Horse's Hoof Anonymous Medieval
The Medieval Consort
5. CAT 'Cat' Waltz (Grande Valse Brillante) Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Martin Souter, piano
6. SWAN The Swan from Carnival of the Animals Camille Saint-Säens (1835-1921)
Reine Flachot, cello, Walter Bohle, piano
7. DOG Chanson canine from Préludes flasques pour un chien Erik Satie (1866-1925)
Grant Johannesen, piano
8. CYGNETS Dance of the Cygnets from Swan Lake Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Munich Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Adolph
9. BUTTERFLIES Butterflies from Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Martin Souter, piano
10. PELICAN The Pelican Thibaut de Navarre (1201-53)
The Medieval Consort
11. FROGS/CROWS The musical frogs and crows from Alster Overture Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
The Mainz Chamber Orchestra conducted by Günter Kehr, Alois Spach & Gottfried Roth, French Horn
12. CAT Mi-a-ou Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Martin Souter, piano
13. TORTOISE The Tortoise from Carnival of the Animals Camille Saint-Säens (1835-1921)
The Württemberg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jörg Faeber, Marylene Dosse & Anne Petit, piano
14. BIRD The Bird Chorus Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Martin Souter, piano
15. CHICKS Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin
16. GOLDFISH Poissons d'or from Images, Bk2 Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Peter Frankl, piano
17. DONKEY On the Trail from The Grand Canyon Suite Ferdinand Grofé (1882-1972)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerhard Becker
18. ELEPHANT Jimbo's Lullaby from Children's Corner Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Martin Souter, piano
19. WOLF, FOX, DOGS La caccia - allegro from Autumn from The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
St Petersburg Radio and TV Orchestra conducted by Stanislav Gorkovenko, Pavel Popov, violin

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