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Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 16th, 2015: St. Carmen

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St. Carmen

According to my resources, the name Carmen is a derivation of Carmel which is one of the titles given to Our Blessed Mother, namely, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This is the patronal feast of the … continue reading

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Bizet – Carmen Suite No.2 – Danse Bohème , great compositions/performances

Bizet – Carmen Suite No.2 – Danse Bohème

make music part of your life series: Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No.1 ‘Carillon’


BizetL’Arlesienne Suite No.1 ‘Carillon’

Angela GHEORGHIU – Habanera -Bizet’s Carmen (Music Video)


Angela GHEORGHIU – Habanera – Carmen (Music Video)

Music Video: Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu sings the Habanera, from Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’ (2002)

This video was filmed to promote the complete recording of the opera “Carmen” (EMI Classics)

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Make Music Part of your Life Series: Georges Bizet Carmen PART 1 of 20 (Prelude + Sur la Place)

I have now completely uploaded my favourite opera!
Georges Bizet‘s Carmen (4 Acts) (Part 1 of 20) (Prelude + Sur la Place)

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqflI0… (next part)

Composer: Georges Bizet 
Libretto: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

CARMEN: Maria Ewing (Soprano)
DON JOSE: Luis Lima (Tenor)
ESCAMILLO: Gino Quilico (Baritone)
MICAELA: Leontina Vaduva (Soprano)
ZUNIGA: Roderick Earle (Bass-Baritone)
MORALES: Christopher Booth-Jones (Baritone)
FRASQUITA: Judith Howarth (Soprano)
MERCEDES: Jean Rigby (Mezzo-Soprano)
LILLAS PASTIA: Daniel Pageon (Spoken role)
DANCAIRE: Burno Caproni (Bass-Baritone)
REMENDADO: Francis Egerton (Tenor)

Flamenco dancer: Juan Ortega
Stage Director: Nuria Espert
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Covent Garden 1991

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Great Compositions/Performances: Vladimir Horowitz – Carmen Variations

Variations on a Theme from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet
Composed and performed by Vladimir Horowitz

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Bizet / Herbert von Karajan, 1958: L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 – Intermezzo, Minuet, Farandole

Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in this 1958 recording of the Intermezzo, Minuet and Farandole from the L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2. I created this video from the LP depicted above, issued in 1958 on the Angel label, serial number S. 35618. All images in this video are taken from the LP label (3:47) and LP jacket (10:14), front and reverse. (An image of the reverse side of the jacket appears at the end of the video.)

Movement 2: Intermezzo
Movement 3: Minuet (5:17)
Movement 4: Farandole (9:23)

Movement 1: Pastorale – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-fyBs…

More from this LP:

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Prelude (1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZKYXD…

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Minuet, Allegro giocoso (2):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFo-A0…

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Adagietto (3):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Axb5e…

L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1 – Carillon (4): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3FJJu…

Carmen, Suite No. 1 – Prelude, Act : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iSqEy…