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Carmen: The Carmen Ballet / Carmen Suite, No. 1

Georges Bizet , Rodion Shchedrin , James DePreist , Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo Audio CD
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listen  1. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): I. Introduction 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): II. Dance 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): III. Intermezzo No. 1 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): IV. Changing Of The Guard 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): V. Carmen's Entrance And Habanera 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): VI. Scene 6:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): VII. Intermezzo No. 2 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): VIII. Bolero 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): IX. Torero 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): X. Torero And Carmen 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): XI. Adagio 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): XII. Fortune Telling 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Carmen Suite: VIII. Bolero (After G. Bizet): XIII. Finale 6:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Carmen Suite No. 1: I. Prelude 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Carmen Suite No. 1: II. Aragonaise 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Carmen Suite No. 1: III. Intermezzo 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Carmen Suite No. 1: IV. Seguidilla 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Carmen Suite No. 1: V. Les dragons de Alcala 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Carmen Suite No. 1: VI. Marche du toreador 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
  • Conductor: James DePreist
  • Composer: Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin
  • Audio CD (November 14, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delos
  • ASIN: B00000070T
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Alchemy of Bizet and Shchedrin October 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The words "Transcribed" and "Arranged" come to mind when trying to describe the Shchedrin suite from Bizet's Carmen. But a more apt word may be "Alchemy". He has taken Bizet's music and created a wondrous amalgam that is greater than the sum of its parts. Shchedrin scored the music for strings and percussion only. A lot of strings and a lot of percussion. I have to say that this version of Carmen is the definitive one and it will spoil you for any other version. I have never heard the Carmen Fate motif expressed more vividly than in this work. I bought this CD because my original vinyl LP (c. 1967) has accumulated a lot of pops, clicks, and noise from overuse on my lathe of a turntable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carmen at her best May 6, 2011
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Just a thrilling interpretation of an opera and musical standard. Hard to believe there are no wind instruments in some sections. A beautiful and bold blend of strings and percussion. Have purchased this for friends who have fallen in love with the recording.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Carmen: The Carmen Ballet January 28, 2014
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I was a little disappointed as I expected more percussion sound but never the less being the music from Carmen who could be really disappointed with the wonderful sounds.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Electrifying April 5, 2011
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This instrumental version of Bizet's score is highly listenable--fresh, lively, contemporary. It puts a new wrinkle in a familiar work. Recommended, but Rozhdestvensky's Bolshoi Theater Orch rendition originally issued on Angel vinyl is preferred--a CD reissue of that original LP would be even more highly welcomed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Carmen August 3, 2007
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I have heard several recordings of Bizet's Carmen, and I must say, this one is by far my favorite. In fact, this is the second time I have purchased this CD (the first one was stolen).
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