Mikhail Pletnev - Shchedrin: Carmen Suite

 (Japanese Import)


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Universal Records (Japan)

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Classical

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CUNJ 480 K2N
UPC: 028948064809
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In 1967, Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin composed his one-act ballet, "Carmen Suite", for his wife, ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The music, taken from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet and arranged for strings and percussion, is not a 19th century pastiche but rather 'a creative meeting of the minds', as Shchedrin put it, with Bizet's melodies reclothed in a variety of fresh instrumental colors (including the frequent use of percussion), set to new rhythms and often phrased with a great deal of sly wit. Initially banned by the Soviet hierarchy as "disrespectful" to the opera for precisely these qualities, the ballet has since become Shchedrin's best-known work and has remained popular in the West as what reviewer James Sanderson of All Music Guide calls "an iconoclastic but highly entertaining retelling of Bizet's opera."


 

 

 



Carmen Suite
Introduction - Andante assai
Dance - Allegro
First Intermezzo - Allegro moderato - Andante moderato - (attacca:)
Changing of the Guard - Moderato
Carmen's Entrance and Habanera - Allegro moderato - Quasi Andante
Scene - Allegro moderato - Tempo precedente - Andante assai
Second Intermezzo - Larghetto
Bolero - Allegro vivo
Torero - Moderato con stoltezza
Torero and Carmen - Lento - Tempo I
Adagio - Andante moderato - Adagio
Fortune-Telling - Andantino - Andante assai
Finale - Allegro - Tempo precedente - Andante assai
Concerto for Orchestra No. 1
Concerto for Orchestra No. 2

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