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Duo Kontarsky @ BIZET Jeux d’enfants Op.22 – 1982



Georges BIZET: Jeux d’enfants Op.22, 12 pieces for piano 4 hands -complete-
0:05 / 1. L’Escarpolette (Reverie. Andantino) [2’52”]
2:57 / 2. La Toupie (Impromptu. Allegro vivo) [0’57”]
3:53 / 3. La Poupée (Berceuse. Andantino semplice) [2’49”]
6:42 / 4. Les Chevaux de Bois (Scherzo. Allegro vivo) [1’18”]
8:01 / 5. Le Volant (Fantaisie. Andantino molto) [1’14”]
9:15 / 6. Trompette et Tambour (Marche. Allegretto) [2’07”]
11:22 / 7. Les Bulles de Savon (Rondino. Allegretto) [1’22”]
12:44 / 8. Les Quatre Coins (Esquisse. Allegro vivo) [2’07”]
14:52 / 9. Colin-Maillard (Nocturno. Andante non troppo) [1’58”]
16:50 / 10. Saute-Mouton (Caprice. Allegro molto) [1’21”]
18:10 / 11. Petit Mari, petite Femme! (Duo. Andantino) [3’00”]
21:10 / 12. Le Bal (Galop. Presto) [1’39”]
Alfons & Aloys Kontarsky, piano (rec. 1982 – vinyl (p)1983 DGG)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bizet orchestrated five of these (Nos. 6, 3, 2, 11, 12) as the Petite Suite. The remaining movements were later orchestrated by Roy Douglas andHershy Kay and the complete orchestral suite has been recorded.[1]

Sigfrid Karg-Elert wrote his orchestral suite after Bizet’s Jeux d’enfants, Op. 21, in 1902.[2]

In 1955, George Balanchine choreographed the entire suite as the ballet Jeux d’enfants. In 1975 he made a new ballet, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, using only four of the movements.