Bizet: Symphony In C, Carmen Suites, Petite Suite / Joeres, Ermler

Release Date: 10/16/2012
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: MOB4411984
Composer: Georges Bizet
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$10.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
"Joeres doesn't just let his musicians play, he makes them shape each phrase with loving care." -- Pizzicato

"Bizet's enchanting Symphony, written when the composer was 17, is a work of precocious skill and great charm... The RPO woodwind soloists play well, of course (in) the brightly coloured Carmen... Jeux d'Enfants makes a good encore, again well played." -- Gramophone

George Bizet's first important work, the Symphony in C was penned when the composer was a mere seventeen years of age! Written while Bizet was studying under Charles Gounod, it was not performed until sixty years after Bizet's death, at which time it was instantly regarded as a masterpiece. On the other hand Carmen, which was in its initial run at the time of Bizet's death, was quickly a smash success and remains today as one of the most popular operas. 'Jeux d'Enfants' is perhaps his finest piano work. Find this gem of a symphony along with the orchestral suites of Carmen and Jeux d'Enfants (Petite Suite) on this exciting disc. Remarkable performances all, crisply recorded.
Works on This Recording
1. Carmen: Suite no 1 by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; France
2. Carmen: Suite no 2 by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; France
3. Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; France
4. Symphony in C major by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Dirk Joeres
Orchestra/Ensemble: West German Sinfonia
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855 ; France
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