Salut Salon - Carnival Fantasy (CD+DVD limited edition) | Warner 2564693015

Salut Salon - Carnival Fantasy (CD+DVD limited edition)


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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564693015

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 5th February 2016



Salut Salon:
Angelika Bachmann (violin)
Iris Siegfried (violin/vocals)
Sonja Lena Schmid (cello)
Anne-Monika von Twardowski (piano)


Aznavour, Charles

Les Deux Guitars

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV208, 'Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!'
» Sheep may safely graze (Schafe konnen sicher weiden)

Ibert, Jacques

Le petit ane blanc (The little white donkey)

Khachaturian, Aram


Piazzolla, Astor


Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

The Tale of Tsar Saltan
» Flight of the Bumblebee

Saint-Saens, Camille

Africa, op.89 (chamber version)
Carnival of the Animals (chamber version)
» Aquarium
» Aviary
» Royal March of the Lion
Danse macabre, op.40 (chamber version)

Sherman, Richard

The Jungle Book
» Trust in me (Kaa's Song)

Wittenbrink, Franz



Salut Salon:
Angelika Bachmann (violin)
Iris Siegfried (violin/vocals)
Sonja Lena Schmid (cello)
Anne-Monika von Twardowski (piano)


Why did it take so long to realize this? The true heroes, the honoured and adored subjects of countless classical works, are not obscure distant lovers, landscapes or heroic ideals - no, our animal friends are what inspired the great masters! Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov devoted his most popular piece (also one of the most famous classical works ever) to a bumblebee, Bach wrote Sheep May Safely Graze, Camille Saint-SaŽns created an entire imaginary musical zoo in his famous Carnival of the Animals, Jacques Ibert composed a monument to a donkey.

We can thank the Salut Salon ensemble, along with many others, for exploring this zoological side of music. For their new album, "Carnival Fantasy", the four exceptional musicians have taken their successful stage program into the studio. Like no other chamber music group, these four ladies from Germany have inspired fans around the world for the past 13 years with virtuoso playfulness, charm and humour that transcend the boundaries of genre and ventures off the beaten path of traditional classical music. "Carnival Fantasy" is a firework of transformation, a playground for boundless joy and a celebration of unique, surprising arrangements - a trademark of the quartet.

We experience Saint-SaŽns' famous "Swan" as a moving solo on the singing saw. With a quirky version of the song "Trust in me", the tune the hypnotic snake Kaa sings in Disney's Jungle Book, the phrase "classic seduction" takes on a whole new meaning. Fish, Bach's sheep, even fossils and a luminescent jellyfish (who has a delightful love song dedicated to it!) find their place in the program. A sophisticated culinary lion educates us about breakfast in the savannah. The delight of transformation is the underlying theme throughout the album. Just like at the carnival, where the world is turned upside-down for a moment and nothing is as it appears. Klaus Doldinger's "Boot" meets Kurt Weill's "Mack the Knife" and Astor Piazzollaís "Escualo" meets John Williamsí "Jaws". The boundary between humans and animals is blurred to the point that you may even discover that many a character from the animal world can be found right next door ... Welcome to the realm of fantasy!

The album with Angelika Bachmann (violin), Iris Siegfried (violin and vocals), Sonja Lena Schmid (cello) and Anne-Monika von Twardowski (piano) will appear as a limited deluxe edition with an exclusive bonus DVD.

Track listing:
1. Saint-SaŽns: Royal March of the Lion
2. Saint-SaŽns: Africa
3. DP: Malaika (sung in Swahili)
4. Christian Dšhn Ė Heiner Kondschak: Lion Menu
5. JS Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
6. Saint-SaŽns: Hťmiones
7. Ibert: Little White Donkey
8. Richard Sherman: Trust in me (Kaaís song from The Jungle Book, sung in English)
9. Saint-SaŽns: Danse Macabre
10. Khachaturian: Maskerade
11. Saint-SaŽns: Aviary (Voliťre)
12. Rimsky-Korsakov/Billy May: Flying Bumble Bee/Green Hornet
13. Saint-SaŽns: Aquarium
14. Lhasa de Sela: Luminescent Jellyfish (sung in German)
15. John Williams/Klaus Doldinger/Kurt Weill: Shark Medley
16. Astor Piazzolla: Escualo
17. Franz Wittenbrink: Zoo (sung in French)
18. Revaz Lagidze: Sachidao
19. Charles Aznavour: Les Deux Guitars

All arrangements by Salut Salon

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