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Carnival ()

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composed by Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Eric Whitacre, Jascha Heifetz, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Spoken Word

The Kanneh-Mason siblings have sometimes performed in groups, but this project is unusual in that it brings them all together, including 11-year-old Mariatu Kanneh-Mason, who appears as a narrator in the poem Grandpa Christmas, by poet Michael Morpurgo. The whole thing involves a lot of moving parts. Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals is among the few works in the repertory that can include the whole family, augmented by friends and associates, and Morpurgo is represented not only by his popular Grandpa Christmas but by a ...

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  1. Carnival of the Animals, narration for Saint-Saëns' suite (by Michael Morpurgo)
  2. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble
  3. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  4. Grandpa Christmas, story (by Michael Marpurgo)
  5. Dance (Kalamajkó), duo for 2 violins (44 Duos Vol. 1/2), Sz. 98/2, BB 104/2
  6. Mosquito dance (Szúnyogtánc), duo for 2 violins (44 Duos Vol. 2/22), Sz. 98/22, BB 104/22
  7. Vöglein (Little Bird), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/4
  8. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
  9. Sea Murmurs, arrangement for violin & piano (after Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Arise" from Shakespeare Songs, Op. 24)
  10. Dance (Kalamajkó), duo for 2 violins (44 Duos Vol. 1/2), Sz. 98/2, BB 104/2
  11. The Seal Lullaby, for chorus & piano
  12. Redemption Song
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