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Bizet: Carmen Suites & L'Arlesienne Suites / Gonzalez, Barcelona Symphony


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573546  
Composer:  Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite the scandal it created with first staged in 1875, Carmen has subsequently become one of the world’s most popular operas. The love affair at its heart shocked contemporary audiences but the music is imperishably vibrant and exciting- so much so that, after the composer’s death, his friend Ernest Guiraud arranged two suites from the opera. Here the Toreador’s Song and the graphically sensuous Seguidilla and Habanera dances are heard in all their orchestral glory. The two suites from L’Arlesienne containe music of great charm and refined elegance. Despite the scandal it created with first staged in 1875, Carmen has subsequently become one of the world’s most popular operas. The love affair at its heart shocked contemporary audiences but the music is imperishably vibrant and exciting- so much so that, after the composer’s death, his friend Ernest Guiraud arranged two suites from the opera. Here the Toreador’s Song and the graphically sensuous Seguidilla and Habanera dances are heard in all their orchestral glory. The two suites from L’Arlesienne containe music of great charm and refined elegance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen Suites for orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard) by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875 
2.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
3.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Pablo Gonzalez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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