Carnaval des animaux, Le

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Carnaval des animaux, Le (The Carnival of Animals). ‘Grand zoological fantasy’ by Saint-Saëns. Orig. chamber version for 2 pf., str. quintet, fl., cl., and xylophone, but also for 2 pf. and orch. Comp. 1886 but perf. forbidden in composer's lifetime. Pubd. 1922. 14 movts., of which No.13 is the famous Le Cygne (The Swan).