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Carnival of the Animals; Babar the Elephant; 5 Histoires / Jeremy Nicholas, narrator

Audio Samples

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires
>     La cage de crystal
>     A giddy girl
>     Le petit âne blanc
>     La meneuse de tortues d'or
>     Le cortège de Balkis
>Poulenc, Francis : L'histoire de Babar, le petit elephant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP 129

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires
>Poulenc, Francis : L'histoire de Babar, le petit elephant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP 129
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This imaginative and entertaining animal-themed CD for young and old includes the world premiere of new rhyming verses for Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals as well as the world premiere of Nettle & Markham's two-piano transcriptions of "Babar" and Ibert's "Histoires."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Pebble Mill, Birmingham (12/1988).



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals
  • Running Time: 20 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires :: La cage de crystal
  • Ensemble: Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires :: A giddy girl
  • Ensemble: Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires :: Le petit âne blanc
  • Ensemble: Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires :: La meneuse de tortues d'or
  • Ensemble: Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : 5 Histoires :: Le cortège de Balkis
  • Ensemble: Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Poulenc, Francis : L'histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP 129
  • Ensemble: Nettle & Markham Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 24 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940-1945