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The Carnival Connection

In America, we know it as Mardi Gras, but in much of the world it's called Carnival.

Whatever the name, it’s an opportunity to celebrate before Lent -- that time in the traditional Christian calendar when the faithful are to abstain from the pleasures of life.

Which is why Carnival typically involves a public festival, combining elements of a circus, masked ball and street party.

In this carnival-inspired music from the Renaissance to the modern era, including works by Berlioz, Schumann, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, and Stravinsky.



CD Title


Catalog #


Cornet Favorites

Gerard Schwarz, cornet

William Bolcom, piano

Nonesuch 79157-2

Nonesuch 603497106264

Berlioz Complete Orchestral Works

London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis.


Philips 456 143-2


Rossini: Choral Music [I gondolieri: Chor- und Ensemblemusik]

Stuttgart Sudfunkchor

Carus 83.127


Food, Wine & Song

Orlando Consort

Harmonia Mundi HMU 907313


Schumann  Carnaval, etc.

Marc-Andre Hamelin

Hyperion CDA67120


Dvorak Symphonies


London Symphony Orchestra, Istvan Kertesz

London (Decca) 430 046-2


Stravinsky Pétrouchka

Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

Teldec 2292-46327-2


Milhaud, Carnival d’Aix, etc.

Jack Gibbons, New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp

Hyperion CDA66594


Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals


Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ondrej Lenard

Naxos  8.550335


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