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Bizet: L'arlésienne; Gounod: Petite Symphonie, Symphony No 1


Release Date: 05/13/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 430231   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges BizetCharles Gounod
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This civilized and elegantly mannered music [Gounod's Symphony no 1] is given with grace by Christopher Hogwood and his orchestra. The Petite symphonie is delightfully done by nine expert players . . . . The Bizet work here reflects a stronger personality, and the selection of numbers from his incidental music to Daudet's L'Arlesienne has been edited by Christopher Hogwood from the original theatre orchestration. It was for an unusual combination of instruments, having seven violins but only one viola, a saxophone, piano and two horns of which one is natural and the other valved. The original keys, sometimes altered in the familiar orchestral suites, have been restored in this specially devised sequence, and the performance is committed Read more and compelling. . . . The recording is spacious and detailed." -- Christopher Headington, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'arlésienne: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Venue:  Ordway Music Theater, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 20 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2. Petite Symphonie for 9 Winds in B flat major by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Venue:  Ordway Music Theater, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 19 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 1 in D major by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Venue:  Ordway Music Theater, St Paul, Minnesota 
Length: 26 Minutes 40 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in D: 1. Allegro molto
Symphony No.1 in D: 2. Allegro moderato
Symphony No.1 in D: 3. Scherzo. Non troppo presto
Symphony No.1 in D: 4. Finale. Adagio-Allegro vivace
Petite Symphonie in B flat for 9 Wind Instruments: 1. Adagio et Allegretto
Petite Symphonie in B flat for 9 Wind Instruments: 2. Andante Cantabile (Andante, quasi adagio)
Petite Symphonie in B flat for 9 Wind Instruments: 3. Scherzo (Allegro moderato)
Petite Symphonie in B flat for 9 Wind Instruments: 4. Finale (Allegretto)
Incidental music to "L'Arlésienne" (Original Version): Prelude - Minuetto - Act III Entr'acte - Mélodrame...

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