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A few years ago, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France joined up with an entire book of animated creatures to perform the classic Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Video of the performance, in 14 movements that represent different animals — a lion, a turtle, hens and roosters, elephants, fish, kangaroos, and more — was then packaged into an iPad app. It has become one of our favorites, not only due of the mix of animation and live action, but also because of how much time we get to spend with musicians playing beautiful music with their instruments. The video above is the grand finale. Highly recommended, along with these two newer apps from the same label: Pierre et le loup and Les 4 saisons d’Antoine.

Watch more videos with orchestras and more Saint-Saëns.

From filmmaker Virgilio VilloresiUna Giornata Perfetta (A Perfect Day), a stop-motion and rotoscope-driven music video for Italian singer/songwriter Vinicio Capossela. Though it was animated in 2009 by Virgilio Villoresi, Cossignani Carlo, and Piero Tonin, the video hearkens back to a few decades earlier, featuring typewriters, record players, pop-up books, and other quirky but charming bric-a-brac from earlier generations.

Multimedia artist Andy Fillebrown creates visualizations of classical, public domain musical compositions. His YouTube channel, audiosculptures, is filled with 100+ spellbinding journeys through a tunnel of glowing, pulsing notes.

Bonus: some really lovely music. Above, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee

Related: Flight of the Bumblebee played on pianomore classical music vids, or these three favorites: Geometry of Circles, Bach’s Minuet in G, and Oskar Fischinger’s Optical Poem.

via Doobybrain.