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Bizet: Roma, Patrie Overture... / Tingaud, RTE

Bizet / Rte National Symphony Orchestra / Tingaud
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573344  
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The success of Bizet’s opera Carmen has overshadowed the rest of his output, but this fascinating orchestral programme, which includes a number of seldom performed works, reveals more of his talent for writing colourful, atmospheric and melodic music. The Overture in A was Bizet’s first orchestral work and unperformed in his lifetime, while the Marche funèbre was originally the prelude to an opera about love and vengeance, now lost. The dramatic overture Patrie captures the mood following the Franco-Prussian war of 1870–71, while the Petite suite is a set of orchestrations of movements from Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games). Conceived in Italy as a symphony, after Bizet had won the Prix de Rome, Roma occupied the composer for 11 Read more years before the final version heard here. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Marche funčbre by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869; France 
2.
Overture in A by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Written: c1855 
3.
Patrie Overture, Op. 19 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
4.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: no 8, Esquisse "Les quatre coins" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
5.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
6.
Roma by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860-1868; France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Ideal for light listening August 21, 2015 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "There's more to Bizet than "Carmen." And while the works on this new collection aren't likely to replace Bizet's greatest hit, they do provide insight into the composer's style and make for some enjoyable light listening. The disc starts with the Marche funebre in B minor. It's not quite the downer you might think. Bizet's funeral march reminded me of Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" with its harmonic motions and richly scored stentorian chords. Bizet's "Overture in A minor" is one of the stronger works on the album (in my opinion). It seems to have a little more emotional depth to it -- in additional to some gorgeous melodies. The Patrie Overture bustles with energy. This is one curtain-raiser that delivers! Bizet's 1871 "Petite Suite" is a charming set of miniatures that show Bizet's skill as an orchestrator. The "Roma" symphony, composed in the 1860's as part of Bizet's the Prix de Rome requirements. The symphony isn't a tightly organized work; some of it was recycled from an earlier Prix composition. Bizet tinkered with it throughout his life, but the work never really jelled. Still, it has its moments (especially in the scherzo) and overall makes for some pleasant listening." Report Abuse
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