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DISC: 1

1. I. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion [02:23]
2. II. Hens and Cockerels [00:56]
3. III. Wild Asses [00:45]
4. IV. Tortoises [02:01]
5. V. the Elephant [01:48]
6. VI. Kangaroos [00:59]
7. VII. Aquarium [02:21]
8. VIII. People with Long Ears [00:54]
9. IX. the Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods [02:30]
10. X. Aviary [01:18]
11. XI. Pianists [01:33]
12. XII. Fossils [01:30]
13. XIII. the Swan [03:25]
14. XIV. Finale [02:05]
15. I. Pavane de la Belle Au Bois Dormant [01:39]
16. II. Petit Pouce T [03:33]
17. III. Laideronnette, Impératrice Des Pagodes [03:42]
18. IV. Les Entretiens de la Belle Et de la Bête [04:09]
19. V. Le Jardin Féerique [03:22]
20. I. Une Petite Berceuse [01:39]
21. II. Une Petite Danse Slovaque [01:16]
22. III. Une Petite Barcarolle [02:28]
23. IV. Une Petite Marche Bien Française [02:51]
24. V. Un Petit Truc Embêtant [02:15]
25. I. Prelude [02:14]
26. II. Rustique [01:47]
27. III. Final [02:01]
28. I. Fumée [01:01]
29. II. Fête de Bordeaux [01:07]
30. III. Fête de Montmartre [00:44

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This recording celebrates a magnificent era in four hand music. After the historic contributions of Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms, the duet mantle was passed to French composers. Breaking free from more classical duet settings, these artists produced four hand masterpieces that reflected the remarkable musical innovations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Nuanced colors and a sophisticated handling of timbre, form, and harmony are the hallmarks of this imaginative and evocative time.