Carnaval des Animaux
Anima holds a tender spot for French orchestral music from the 19th and early 20th centuries – a fondness to which past projects devoted to Berlioz, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy and Poulenc (of which a selection has been assembled in a CD box by Outhere Music/Alpha) proudly testify.
French chamber music, too – particularly that of Camille Saint-Saëns – occupies a premium spot in the repertoire. Having been a guest at venues all over the world with our historically inspired Carnaval des Animaux, we plan to take our acquaintance with this composer to the next level this season.
A selection of chamber music in varying settings – from piano duo to string ensemble and septet – will display the originality, humor, craftsmanship, precision, elegance and infinite resourcefulness of this legendary prolific composer. Moreover, by focusing on colors and atmosphere, on energetic interplay, rhythmical diligence and transparent textures, we hope to highlight Saint-Saëns’ intricate constructions and carefully designed lines, doing proud to his device ‘Pour moi, l’Art, c’est la forme’.