Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suites; Carmen Suite

Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suites; Carmen Suite

by Marc Minkowski

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Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suites; Carmen Suite

This deluxe production of Bizet's incidental music from "L'Arlésienne" features extended notes by the conductor, a reprinting of the short story upon which the stage work was based, beautiful reproductions of appropriate paintings by Van Gogh and Gauguin, and, at its core, a lovely performance of the complete incidental music with Marc Minkowski leading Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble. The only real catch is the order of the program. The disc starts with a splashy performance of the Suite from "Carmen," then moves on to a buoyant performance of the first Suite from "L'Arlésienne," then into colorful performances of most of the rest of the music from "L'Arlésienne" before closing with a zesty performance of the second Suite from "L'Arlésienne." This running order may confound listeners familiar with only the suites or listeners who have grown used to hearing the incidental music in its order of appearance in the stage work. But given the clean, characterful playing by the Grenoble musicians and the lively conducting by Minkowski, these caveats will likely disappear as soon as the music starts. Recorded in amazingly vivid digital sound by Naïve, anyone who loves the music will probably be well pleased by the results, whatever their predisposition to the program.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2008
Label: Naive
UPC: 0822186051306
catalogNumber: 5130

Tracks

  1. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Prélude
  2. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Entracte 1
  3. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Entracte 2
  4. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Entracte 3
  5. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 1, from the incidental music
  6. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Pastorale, entracte et chœur. Acte 2. Tableau 2
  7. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Mélodrame. Acte 2. Tableau 2
  8. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Chœur. Acte 2. Tableau 2
  9. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Mélodrame. Acte 2. Tableau 2
  10. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Mélodrame. Acte 3. Tableau 4
  11. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Farandole. Acte 3. Tableau 4
  12. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Entracte. Acte 3. Tableau 5
  13. L' Arlésienne, incidental music for voices & orchestra for the play by Alphonse Daudet: Chœur. Acte 3. Tableau 5
  14. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard)

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