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A Musical Journey: France - A Visit To Provence

Bizet / Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra / Lenard
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110311  
Composer:  Georges BizetCamille Saint-Saëns
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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The Places
The places visited include Arles, with its Roman arena, the mill made famous by Alphonse Daudet in his Lettres de mon moulin and the celebrations of the guardians of the Camargue, with its wild horses. Accompanying the Zoological Fantasy of Saint Saëns are scenes from zoos, the nature reserve at Sigean, near Narbonne, and the Swiss children’s zoo at Rapperswil.

The Music
The music is taken from the orchestral suites derived by Georges Bizet from his music for Alphonse Daudet’s melodrama L’Arlésienne (The Girl from Arles), the story of the vain love and suicide of a young relative of the Provençal poet Mistral. Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Carnival of
Read more the Animals to entertain his friends. The procession of animals ranges from lions to fish, pianists, critics and fossils.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 60 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

L'arlésienne: Suite(s) by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Carnival of the animals: Excerpt(s) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 

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