Carnival of the Animals

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It’s one of Saint-Saëns most popular works, but he premiered his ‘grand zoological fantasy’ privately. It was written as a bit of fun for friends, and Saint-Saëns even requested that it was never published or performed throughout his lifetime as he thought the work detracted from his ‘serious’ image!

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Only ‘The Swan’ was published in his lifetime, but the 14 movement piece has now become a cornerstone of classical music.