April 15, 2012
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This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices
Dr. cheerlubber est ici!
Today’s Sunday post features one of my favorite composers of all time, Camille Saint-Saëns (pronounced something like cuhmee saysaun). You know with a name like that you’ve got a Frenchman on your hands. Saint-Saëns is a composer from the late-Romantic period and was also known as one of the best organists in the world at the time. He has many famous works (most of which you’ll probably see here sooner or later); this particular song is from his The Carnival of the Animals suite, which was supposedly his favorite work to compose. You might also recognize this song from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, although I didn’t quite enjoy the movie version and much prefer the rendition I have here. The Carnival of the Animals has many great movements but The Aquarium is probably one of my favorites. It sounds so magical and mysterious and I think it’s a very unique-sounding song. I could listen to this song over and over and it’s a positively perfect song to fall asleep to. Enjoy this beautiful work below!