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Author: Camille Saint-Saëns Narrator: various performers Publisher: Raffin Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2017 ISBN: 9781538422199
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The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. This version features lyrics by famed humorist Ogden Nash and narration by a star-studded array of world-famous actors. These tales are then brought to life by the vibrant piano artistry of Mona Golabek and Reneé Golabek-Kaye.

Narrator and Track List:

  • Arte Johnson - Introduction
  • Charlton Heston - The Royal March Of The Lion
  • James Earl Jones - The Cocks And Hens
  • Betty White - The Wild Animals Jackass
  • Lynn Redgrave - The Turtles
  • William Shatner - The Elephant
  • Joan Rivers - The Kangaroos
  • Ted Danson - The Aquarium
  • Lily Tomlin - The Mule
  • Deborah Raffin - The Cuckoo In The Wind
  • Audrey Hepburn - The Birds
  • Dudley Moore - The Pianists
  • Walter Matthau - The Fossils
  • Jacklyn Smith - The Swan
  • Arte Johnson - The Grand Finale
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About the Author

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns 9 October 1835—16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third (“Organ”) Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886)

About the Narrator

NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer of news, talk, music, and entertainment programs with a strong base of member stations and supporters nationwide. Since 1971, NPR and its journalists and programs have won hundreds of awards, including some of the most prestigious honors in journalism.