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Ernest Ansermet - Bizet: Carmen Suite, L'Arlesienne Suite


Speakers Corner (Decca)



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ADEC 2037
EAN: 4260019714022
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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Reissued Decca SXL from Speakers Corner. The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet performs Georges Bizet's Carmen Suite, L'Arlésienne Suite.

The 19th century suites with their collection of favorite songs and instrumental excerpts from operas are the clear forerunners of today's "Best-Of" culture. The "Carmen Suite" was assembled after Bizet's death and brought the operatic masterpiece into the concert hall. The overture is fresh and rousing, the toreador theme marches in proudly and purposefully, followed by the destiny motif in the minor key which burns itself into ones ear and mind. With every bar it becomes obvious that this suite is not so much a series of excerpts but rather the true substance of its creator's musical ideas.

All that remained of the five-act play "L'Arlésienne" after its unsuccessful premiere was Bizet's incidental music, which he himself orchestrated lavishly and premiered with success. Similar to "Carmen", popular melodies are treated with the composer's own unique style to make them ageless, and Ernest Ansermet and his orchestra stages them delightfully for all eternity.

Recording: April and May 1958 at Victoria Hall, Geneva (Switzerland), by Roy Wallace


1. Carmen Suite
2. L'Arlesienne Suite

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Long Awaited Re-Issue

posted on 07/26/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Triodeotl
This is one of the rarest and hardest to find of all of Ansermet LP's. It is also on of the best. This LP is 9 on 10 scale. The sound is so transparent. Buy it now while you still can. Highly recommended. ++++

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