Basic 100 Vol 52 - Bizet: Carmen Highlights / Karajan, Et Al

Release Date: 11/8/1994
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 09026680212
Composer: Georges Bizet
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Very grand... Price is a highly dramatic Carmen, Mirella Freni contributes a most sensitively sung Micaëla, and Corelli sounds glorious..." -- BBC Music Magazine [reviewing the complete version, RCA 39495

"Karajan's RCA version, made in Vienna in 1964, owes much to Leontyne Price's seductive, smoky-toned Carmen... Robert Merrill sings with gloriously firm tone, while Mirella Freni is enchanting as Micaëla." -- The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2003/4 edition, reviewing RCA 39495]
Works on This Recording
1. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
2. Carmen: Dans l'air nous suivons "Cigarette Girls' Chorus" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
3. Carmen: La voilà! by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
4. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Written: 1873-1874 ;
5. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
6. Carmen: Act 2 Prelude "Les dragons d'Alcala" by Georges Bizet
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
7. Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
8. Carmen: Messieurs, Pastia me dit by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
9. Carmen: Vivat! vivat le toréro! by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
10. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
11. Carmen: Nous avons en tête une affaire by Georges Bizet
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
12. Carmen: Tra-la-la...Attends un peu, Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
13. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
14. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
15. Carmen: Mêlons! Coupons! [Card Scene] by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
16. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
17. Carmen: Act 4 Prelude "Aragonaise" by Georges Bizet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
18. Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi!...Carmen, il est temps encore by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
19. Carmen: Où vas-tu? - Laisse-moi! by Georges Bizet
Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
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