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Bizet: Carmen Suites, L'Arlésienne Suites / Eugene Ormandy


Release Date: 06/02/1992 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 48159   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Georges BizetAmilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 01/26/1958 
Venue:  Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Carmen: Suite no 2 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 01/06/1958 
Venue:  Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Date of Recording: 01/22/1963 
Venue:  Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 15 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 01/22/1963 
Venue:  Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written by Ernest Guiraud c. 1879 after Bizet's incidental music to 'L'arlésienne.' 
5.
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/16/1964 
Venue:  Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Allegro giocoso; "The Toreadors"
Andante moderato "Prelude"
Entr'Acte between Act III & Act IV: Allegro Vivo "Aragonaise"
Entr'Acte between Act II & Act III: Andantino, quasi Allegretto* "Intermezzo"
Entr'Acte between Act I & Act II: Allegro moderato "The Soldiers of Alcala"
Marche des Contrebandiers: Allegro moderato; No 19 - Sextet and Chorus from Act III
Habanera: Allegretto quasi Andantino from Act I
Nocturne, Michaela's Aria: Andantino Molto No. 22 - Air from Act III
La Garde Montante: Allegro; L'istesso Tempo No. 3 - Children's Chorus from Act I
Danse Boheme: Andante quasi Allegretto; Presto No. 12 - Gypsy Song from Act II
I. Prelude: Allegro deciso (Tempo di Marcia); Andantino; Andante molto
II. Minuetto: Allegro giocoso
III. Adagietto: Adagio
IV. Carillon: Allegretto moderato; Andantino; Tempo I
I. Pastorale: Andante sostenuto assai; Andantino; Tempo I
II. Intermezzo: Andante moderato ma con moto
III. Menuet: Andantino quasi allegretto
IV. Farandole: Allegro deciso (Tempo di marcia); Allegro vivo e deciso
Dance of the Hours from Act III of "La Gioconda"

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