Le Bestiaire
Camille Saint-Saëns - Piet Swerts

Le Bestiaire

Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble

Label: Antarctica
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917732221
Catalog number: AR 22
Releasedate: 02-10-20
- World premiere recording of Piet Swerts' Le Bestiaire, composed in 2019.
- Le Carnaval, rearranged for clarinet, strings and piano.
- Ensemble with Roeland Hendrikx, Nicolas Dupont, Camille Joubert, Sander Geerts, Sevak Avanesyan, Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort.

Sweet Saint-Saëns and wicked Apollinaire may be empires apart, but their hilarious animal portraits in Le Carnaval des Animaux and Le Bestaire ooze the same satirical genius. Belgian composer Piet Swerts translated the evident musicality in the Bestiaire poems into real melodies, and he rearranged
Le Carnaval for clarinet, strings and piano. The acclaimed Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble fuses both zoos in an unparalleled chamber-musical Animal Farm which showcases the grand façades but also the foibles of the normal, and not so normal creatures that populate it.