December 13 – Nature in Music

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Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium
We’ve learned about catgut strings and insects in classical music—and as it turns out, fish and seaweed also have a place in the classical world! In his “Carnival of the Animals: The Aquarium,” he uses only strings, two pianos, and the shimmering glockenspiel to capture images of liquid light and undulating waves.

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