81 - The Carnival of the Animals - A music piece tells the story

The Carnival of the Animals is his best-known work. Camille Saint-Saëns never wanted to publish it during his lifetime. On the 100th anniversary of the composer's death in December 2021, the music piece itself tells us how the dwindling act of birth occurred in the composer's mind. It is the notes that tell us of their suffering and their triumph on the great stages of the musical world. The film shows that Carnival is more than the musical characterization and exaggeration of various species.

Sounding Images GmbH
Directed by
Holger Preusse and Philipp Quiring
Sebastian Hattop, Dieter Stürmer, Björn Düseler
52 minutes
Year of production