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Cuckoo meets kangaroofamily concert

Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

Piano Duo Beraia

Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Natia & Tamar Beraia (pianos), Nikolaus Schmid (narrator)

Date:
Monday, 31. July 2023
Time:
5:00 am
Duration:
60 min, no interval
Tickets:
CHF 15
Wheelchair spaces:
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The elegant swan, embodied by the violoncello, swims in lonely circles. The lions roar in the piano before setting off on a stately march.

The great zoological fantasy, as Camille Saint-Säens called his “Carnival of the Animals”, was performed only once in a house concert during his lifetime. The composer feared that he would lose his serious reputation. It is certainly funny when chickens are brought to our ears by the cackling in the strings, when turtles dance Jacques Offenbach’s wild cancan in the viola in slow motion or when the double bass mimes an elephant. At our family concert in the old school of Klosters, children and adults can experience all these animals and more. You’ll maybe even find an ibex between the cuckoo and kangaroo.

Piano Duo Beraia
Natia & Tamar Beraia, pianos
Nikolaus Schmid, narrator
Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

Camille Saint-Saëns
(1835–1921)
“The Carinval of the Animals” for two pianos, Instrumental ensemble and a narrator