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5 Facts About the Carnival of the Animals

  1. It was actually just a joke.

  2. The Swan was an exception.

  3. The renowned ballerina, Anna Pavlova, supposedly performance The Swan 4000 times.

  4. Originally, there were 14 movements.

  5. The original pieces are:

  • Introduction et marche royale du lion (Introduction and Royal March of the Lion)

  • Poules et coqs (Hens and Roosters)

  • Hémiones - animaux véloces (Wild Asses - quick animals)

  • Tortues (Tortoises)

  • L'éléphant (The Elephant)

  • Kangourous (Kangaroos)

  • Aquarium

  • Personnages à longues oreilles (Characters with Long Ears)

  • Le coucou au fond des bois (The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods)

  • Volière (Aviary)

  • Pianistes (Pianists)

  • Fossiles (Fossils)

  • Le cygne (The Swan)

  • Finale


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