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Bizet: Roma; March funèbre; Overture; Patrie; Petite suite / RTÉ National SO; Jean-Luc Tingaud

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Marche funèbre, for orchestra in B minor (originally prelude to "La Coup de Roi de Thule")
>Bizet, Georges : Overture for orchestra in A minor/A major
>Bizet, Georges : Overture "Patrie," for orchestra, Op. 19
>Bizet, Georges : Jeux d'enfants
>Bizet, Georges : Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra from Jeux d'enfants
>Bizet, Georges : Roma, symphony for orchestra in C major
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The success of Bizet's opera Carmen has overshadowed the rest of his output, but this fascinating orchestral program, which includes a number of seldom performed works, reveals more of his talent for writing colorful, atmospheric and melodic music. The Overture in A was Bizet's first orchestral work and unperformed in his lifetime, while the Marche fune`bre was originally the prelude to an opera about love and vengeance, now lost. The dramatic overture Patrie captures the mood following the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, while the Petite suite is a set of orchestrations of movements from Jeux d'enfants (Children's Games). Conceived in Italy as a symphony, after Bizet had won the Prix de Rome, Roma occupied the composer for 11 years before the final version heard here.


Works:

Roma by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860-1868; France

Patrie Overture, Op. 19 by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; France

Marche funèbre by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868-1869; France

Jeux d’enfants, Op. 22: Petite suite by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; France

Jeux d’enfants, Op. 22: no 8, Esquisse “Les quatre coins” by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; France



BBC Music Magazine, April 2015
This disc offers delights aplenty, not least thanks to Jean-Luc Tingaud's stylish and alert conducting...The word that springs to mind is 'punctilio', defined by Chambers as 'exact observance of forms'. Everything is in place, nothing is rushed, even at the fastest tempo, and nothing drags at the slowest.

Gramophone Magazine, May 2015
Tingaud and his admirably eager and scrupulously prepared RT+ forces do [Bizet] proud... vividly realistic sound is the icing on the cake of another irresitible bargain from this stylish partnership. More please!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: National Concert Hall, Dublin (01/06/2014-01/08/2014).



Reviews

Ideal for light listening
There's more to Bizet than "Carmen." And while the works on this new collection aren't likely to replace Bizet's greatest hit, they do provide insight into the composer's style and make for some enjoyable light listening.

The disc starts with the Marche funebre in B minor. It's not quite the downer you might think. Bizet's funeral march reminded me of Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" with its harmonic motions and richly scored stentorian chords.

Bizet's "Overture in A minor" is one of the stronger works on the album (in my opinion). It seems to have a little more emotional depth to it -- in additional to some gorgeous melodies.

The Patrie Overture bustles with energy. This is one curtain-raiser that delivers! Bizet's 1871 "Petite Suite" is a charming set of miniatures that show Bizet's skill as an orchestrator.

The "Roma" symphony, composed in the 1860's as part of Bizet's the Prix de Rome requirements. The symphony isn't a tightly organized work; some of it was recycled from an earlier Prix composition. Bizet tinkered with it throughout his life, but the work never really jelled. Still, it has its moments (especially in the scherzo) and overall makes for some pleasant listening.

Submitted on 08/21/15 by RGraves321 
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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : Marche funèbre, for orchestra in B minor (originally prelude to "La Coup de Roi de Thule")
  • Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
  • Ensemble: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin (01/06/2014-01/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1868-1869

>Bizet, Georges : Overture for orchestra in A minor/A major
  • Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin (01/06/2014-01/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1855

>Bizet, Georges : Overture "Patrie," for orchestra, Op. 19
  • Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin (01/06/2014-01/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1873

>Bizet, Georges : Jeux d'enfants :: no 8 Les quatre coins
  • Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Bizet, Georges : Petite Suite, pieces (5) for orchestra from Jeux d'enfants
  • Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin (01/06/2014-01/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Bizet, Georges : Roma, symphony for orchestra in C major
  • Conductor: Jean-Luc Tingaud
  • Notes: National Concert Hall, Dublin (01/06/2014-01/08/2014)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1860-1868