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.
Catalog Number: 8578281-82
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Bohuslav Martinů, Camille Saint-Saëns, Darius Milhaud, Edvard Grieg, Elisabetta Brusa, Francis Poulenc, Franz Schubert, Frederick Delius, George Frideric Handel, Harald Saeverud, Jean Sibelius, Ludwig van Beethoven, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Olivier Messiaen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sergei Prokofiev, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Anthony Bramall, David Lloyd-Jones, Fabio Mastrangelo, Jaroslav Krcek, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Kees Bakels, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Michael Halász, Ondrej Lenárd, Peter Breiner, Stephen Gunzenhauser
Performer: Alexandre Tharaud, Balazs Szkolay, David Greed, Einar Steen-Nokleberg, Giorgio Koukl, Hakon Austbo, István Tóth, Jénö Jandó, Jenö Keveházi, Jirí Válek, John Artore, Takako Nishizaki