Bizet/Ansermet/Orchestra Suisse Romande : Bizet: Suites

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Bizet's Carmen was misunderstood at it's premiere in 1875. The Opera-Comique was a place where respectable families could be entertained, and where virginal daughters could be introduced to blameless sons with marriage in mind. No one expected to see uncouth gypsies, dirty smugglers and vulgar cigarette girls on it's stage, let alone unvarnished human passions and murder, as Bizet so vividly portrayed them in Carmen! This 2 CD set brings together Ansermet's complete Bizet stereo recordings for Decca, are good-natured and piquant without being showy for showiness's sake. The 'rural' element of so much of the music in the Bizet suites is emphasised and in L'Arlesienne, Ansermet ensures that the Provence sun and starlight shine clearly through the music's textures. Likewise, his approached to the early Symphony is summery and there is an unpressured willingness to give the symphony space in which to breathe. Nothing is forced, and melodies are allowed to come into happy bloom. Joaquin Turina was born in Seville, the city in which most of Carmen is set, so he could hardly avoid composing 'Spanish music'. Turina's Danzas fantasticas are more abstract and less stereotypical than some of the other Spanish repertory Ansermet recorded, but they require no less of a visceral response. Ansermet's languid, sensual, intoxicating, and sometimes even sinister reading of this score, brilliantly captured by Decca's engineering team, remains a standard by which other recordings should be judged.

 
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Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
Carmen Suites for Orchestra Nos. 1 & 2 (Assembled by Ernest Guir
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 1, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 1, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 1, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 1, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 2, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 2, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 2, From the Incidental Mu
L' ArleSienne, Suite for Orchestra No. 2, From the Incidental Mu
Overture'Patrie', for Orchestra, Op. 19: Farandole
Symphony in C Major ('No. 1'): 1. Allegro Vivo
Symphony in C Major ('No. 1'): 2. Adagio
Symphony in C Major ('No. 1'): 3. Allegro Vivace
Symphony in C Major ('No. 1'): 4. Allegro Vivace
Petite Suite, Pieces (5) for Orchestra (Orchestration of Jeux D'
Petite Suite, Pieces (5) for Orchestra (Orchestration of Jeux D'
Petite Suite, Pieces (5) for Orchestra (Orchestration of Jeux D'
Petite Suite, Pieces (5) for Orchestra (Orchestration of Jeux D'
Petite Suite, Pieces (5) for Orchestra (Orchestration of Jeux D'
La Jolie Fille De Perth, Orchestral Suite: PreLude
La Jolie Fille De Perth, Orchestral Suite: SeReNade
La Jolie Fille De Perth, Orchestral Suite: Marche
La Jolie Fille De Perth, Orchestral Suite: Danse BoheMienne
Danzas FantaSticas, for Orchestra (Or Piano), Op. 22: 1. Exaltac
Danzas FantaSticas, for Orchestra (Or Piano), Op. 22: 2. EnsuenO
Danzas FantaSticas, for Orchestra (Or Piano), Op. 22: 3. OrgiA