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Roger Moore's Carnival of Animals
May 10, 2011 10:17 PM   Subscribe

Sir Roger Moore (recently on MeFi) performs recitations to introduce each segment of Saint-Saëns' 1886 suite Le carnaval des animaux ("The Carnival of Animals")

Cock and Hens
Tortoises
Elephants
Kangaroos
The Aquarium
Personages With Long Ears
The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods
The Aviary
The Pianists
Fossils
The Swan
Finale
posted by hermitosis (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Aquarium

AKA "Something Vaguely Mysterious is Occurring in this Trailer".
posted by KChasm at 10:28 PM on May 10, 2011


Thank you Roger Moore and thank your for this posting.

Program music never gets old and neo classicism is still very enjoyable to listen to digitally speaking.

Loved the part where the second piano and the bass player were really listening to each other and getting into it!
posted by Meatafoecure at 11:00 PM on May 10, 2011


Sir Adam Sandler has also performed The Swan.
posted by drjimmy11 at 11:31 PM on May 10, 2011


The guy's a saint.
posted by unliteral at 11:52 PM on May 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


It amuses me that Mischa Maisky, too, can make poor fingering decisions. Surprised he didn't end up playing it all with his second finger (he was close enough!)
posted by coriolisdave at 3:38 AM on May 11, 2011


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