Franz Broich, director
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835−1921):
The Carnival of the Animals (1886)
Fast donkeys, dazzling fish, proud lions and graceful turtles. All meet up with many other animals to celebrate the Carnival of the Animals. This time, a few extra guests from the animal world have sneaked into the parade. With a number of musical quotations and allusions, this fun treat is composed for chamber orchestra and two pianos.