Bizet

Bizet's Carmen Uncovered  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Feb. 18, 2022
Bizet's Carmen Uncovered

Richard Langham Smith, "Bizet's Carmen Uncovered"
English | ISBN: 1783275251 | 2021 | 340 pages | PDF | 65 MB
Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops - Bizet-Shchedrin: Carmen Ballet; Shostakovich: Hamlet; Glazunov: Carnaval Overture (1999)

Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops - Bizet-Shchedrin: Carmen Ballet; Shostakovich: Hamlet, incidental music; Glazunov: Carnaval Overture (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 67:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | 09026-63308-2 | Recorded: 1968, 1969

Arthur Fiedler's recording of Shchedrin's Carmen Ballet is excellent in every way. The composer's imaginative rescoring of several sections of Bizet's opera for strings and percussion is a superb reorchestration exploiting a full range of percussion timbre that reveals an incredible array of views of the score that continually delight the listener. The Ballet, composed as a vehicle for his celebrated wife- prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya - is an extraordinary orchestration which invites the listener to explore new and very different colors with music originally scored for Bizet's classically constituted orchestra of the opera pit. While the disk also includes the Incidental Music to "Hamlet" by Shostakovich and Glazunov's Carnival Overture, it's the Shchedrin performance that makes the disk worth any price for the listener who values discovering new things in music well known in an earlier guise.

Bizet in Italy: Letters and Journals, 1857-1860  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at March 17, 2022
Bizet in Italy: Letters and Journals, 1857-1860

Bizet in Italy: Letters and Journals, 1857-1860
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1783275804 | 291 Pages | PDF | 25 MB

«Bizet’s Carmen: A Short Guide to a Great Opera» by Michael Steen  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Gelsomino at May 8, 2022
«Bizet’s Carmen: A Short Guide to a Great Opera» by Michael Steen

«Bizet’s Carmen: A Short Guide to a Great Opera» by Michael Steen
English | EPUB | 0.3 MB

Giuseppe Sinopoli - Bizet: Carmen (1996/2021)  Music

Posted by Rtax at Feb. 11, 2022
Giuseppe Sinopoli - Bizet: Carmen (1996/2021)

Giuseppe Sinopoli - Bizet: Carmen (1996/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 653 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 372 MB
2:38:38 | Classical | Label: A Warner Classics/Teldec release

Digital premiere (in its complete version) of this underrated version of Carmen. It features a splendid vocal cast with Jennifer Larmore as the title character, an irresistible Samuel Ramey (who was a specialist of the role he sung dozens of times on stage all over the world) as Escamillo, and one of the most convincing Micaëlas of the discography by Angela Gheorghiu, in her first studio recording.
Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Maria Callas - Bizet: Carmen (1964) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 146:52 minutes | 2,93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

‘Callas is Carmen’ proclaimed the publicity when this recording first appeared on LP in elaborate red and gold faux- leather luxury packaging with three separate booklets. It was a major coup for the record company to get Callas to record this most intriguing of all operatic roles, and its release was eagerly awaited…
Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)

Pierre Jourdan, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne - Georges Bizet & Fromental Halévy: Noé (2005)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Français | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | DTS, 5 ch | 7.77 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Kultur | Sub.: Français, English

Halevy's Noé is another one of those operas that is rather obscure, but doesn't deserve to be. One may criticise it for the story stretching slightly longer than it needed to be, and occasionally one can tell that it was left incomplete, and the music not having any memorable arias (similar problems with Clari), but the story itself is quite good, after all it is based on the biblical story of Noah and the music is beautiful, it is unmistakably Halevy but Bizet's (who was responsible for completing the opera) style does come through in the orchestration.
Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)

Marcello Viotti, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venice - Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles (2004)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 5.98 Gb (DVD9) | 122 min
Classical | Dynamic | Sub.: Français, English, Italiano, Deutsch, Español, Chinese, Japanese

Les pêcheurs de perles dates from 1863 and represents much more than a mere operatic exercise written by a twenty-five-year-old composer. Pêcheurs is, as a matter of fact, the only other Bizet opera, beside Carmen, to have remained in the repertoire. This opera contains memorable passages, which have ensured its long-lasting success and which many great singers (beginning with Caruso) have recorded and performed: for example the aria of Nadir Je crois entendre encore; the beautiful aria of Léïla Comme autrefois, dans la nuit sombre and, above all, the superb duet between Léïla and Nadir Ton cour n’a pas compris le mien.
Julia Severus - Georges Bizet: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2011)

Julia Severus - Georges Bizet: Complete Music for Solo Piano (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:12:27 | 428 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.570831-32

A collection of Bizet's piano music is a bit more desirable as a purchase than instrumental music by other composers known primarily for opera; Bizet was a fine pianist and made money through his keyboard skills while he was struggling as an opera composer. He wasn't happy about it, however, and his complete compositions as a group reveal his ambivalent attitude.
Rudolf Kempe, Bamberg SO - Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, Bizet (1964) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Rudolf Kempe, Bamberg Symphony Orhestra - Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, Bizet (1964) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 154:20 minutes | Some Scans included | 4,17 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Some Scans included | 3,42 GB

A compilation of all recordings for Eurodisk label by Rudolf Kempe and Bamberg Symphony Orhestra. For these times, recording by Eurodisk were outstanding due to professional engineering and excellent recording technology. As a result of careful rehearsal and neat work, you can enjoy the splendor of playing and the excellence of recording even in modern times. In particular, the discovery of the "genuine" original master tape in Germany, which was discovered in recent years, brought back an amazing sound quality. With this re-release, we have newly introduced the latest mastering, including those that were not SACD in the past, so the whole picture is finally revealed.