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Duo Jatekok – Saint-Saens: Le carnaval des animaux – Poulenc: Double Concerto (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Duo Jatekok – Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux – Poulenc: Double Concerto (2021)
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Alex Vizorek revisits Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals. The French composer never imagined that his bestiary would become one of the most famous works in musical history, a staple repertory piece on a par with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The Belgian comedian and actor has rewritten the text of this “grand zoological fantasy”, which he narrates here alongside Duo Jatekok and the Orchestre National de Lille under the direction of Lucie Leguay.

The work’s “crazy and poetic drollery” takes in the Royal March of the Lion, the Hens and Roosters, the mysterious Hemiones, the motley procession of Tortoises, Elephant and Kangaroos, the famous Aquarium which gave the Cannes Festival its signature tune, and of course the celebrated Swan.

“When human beings keep their distance, animals are happy”, concludes Alex Vizorek. To celebrate the centenary of Saint-Saëns’s death in 1921, Duo Jatekok also presents another of his biggest hits, the Danse macabre, in its version for four hands. Naïri Badal and Adélaïde Panaget, the orchestra and Lucie Leguay bring this colourful parade to a close with Poulenc’s flamboyant Concerto for Two Pianos, premiered at the Tenth Venice Biennale in 1932.


1. Alex Vizorek – Introduction (Récit)
2. Duo Jatekok – Introduction
3. Alex Vizorek – Marche royale du lion (Récit)
4. Duo Jatekok – Marche royale du lion
5. Alex Vizorek – Poules et coqs (Récit)
6. Duo Jatekok – Poules et coqs
7. Alex Vizorek – Hémiones (animaux véloces) (Récit)
8. Duo Jatekok – Hémiones (animaux véloces)
9. Alex Vizorek – Tortues (Récit)
10. Duo Jatekok – Tortues
11. Alex Vizorek – L’éléphant (Récit)
12. Duo Jatekok – L’éléphant
13. Alex Vizorek – Kangourous (Récit)
14. Duo Jatekok – Kangourous
15. Alex Vizorek – Aquarium (Récit)
16. Duo Jatekok – Aquarium
17. Alex Vizorek – Personnages à longues oreilles (Récit)
18. Duo Jatekok – Personnages à longues oreilles
19. Alex Vizorek – Le coucou au fond des bois (Récit)
20. Duo Jatekok – Le coucou au fond des bois
21. Alex Vizorek – Volière (Récit)
22. Duo Jatekok – Volière
23. Alex Vizorek – Pianistes (Récit)
24. Duo Jatekok – Pianistes
25. Alex Vizorek – Fossiles (Récit)
26. Duo Jatekok – Fossiles
27. Alex Vizorek – Le Cygne (Récit)
28. Duo Jatekok – Le Cygne
29. Alex Vizorek – Finale (Récit)
30. Duo Jatekok – Finale
31. Duo Jatekok – I. Allegro ma non troppo
32. Duo Jatekok – II. Larghetto
33. Duo Jatekok – III. Allegro molto
34. Alex Vizorek – Danse macabre, Op. 40: Introduction sur un poème de Henri Cazalis
35. Duo Jatekok – Danse macabre, Op. 40


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