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VIDEO.  An orchestra reinterprets the Carnival of the Animals for adults

Brut attended a rehearsal of the adult version of Carnival of the Animals, with the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra in the company of singer, conductor Julien Benichou and pianist Christie Julien

For Arthur h., our image of classical music is “very official when in fact, at the time, it was people who were… who were doing it who were a little crazy, who had visions, who had a very sensual approach.” In the late 1950s, Carnival of the Animals was written for children. “And I did the adult version, it’s not hardcore, it’s not pornographic, but still for adults”, laughs Arthur h.

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