I wonder if "The Carnival of the Animals" and "Danse Macabre" are the same piece? Why are they named differently?


The 12th movement of the suite "The Carnival of the Animals", Fossils, is copied partly from the "Danse Macabre", a piece previously written by Saint-Saën.

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    I wouldn't say "copied largely". It quotes the theme of Dance Macabre in a humorous way, and also several other tunes including "Au Clair de la Lune" and "Ah Vous d'Irai-je Maman" (the tune we English-speakers know as "The ABC Song"). – Mark Lutton Sep 25 '11 at 23:53
  • Good point - you're right. – xpda Sep 26 '11 at 0:53

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