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Bizet: Carmen [Box set]

Claudio Abbado, The Ambrosian Singers Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Abbado
  • Composer: Georges Bizet
  • Audio CD (6 Sep 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000026CKH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,390 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bizet: Carmen - Overture (Prelude)London Symphony Orchestra 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Introduction: "Sur la place chacun passe"The Ambrosian Singers 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Regardez donc cette petite (Moralès, Les Soldats, Micaela)The Ambrosian Singers 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Avec la garde montante (Choeur des Gamins)Patrick Criswell 2:34£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Repos! (Zuniga, Moralès, Don José)London Symphony Orchestra0:49£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Allons! Allons! (Zuniga, Choeur des Gamins)Patrick Criswell 1:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Dites-moi, brigadier? (Zuniga, Don José)Robert Lloyd 1:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - La cloche a sonné (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Soldats, Les Cigarières)The Ambrosian Singers 5:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita (Les Soldats, Les Jeunes Gens)The Ambrosian Singers0:44£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Quand je vous aimerai?" - "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise) (Carmen, Choeur)The Ambrosian Singers 4:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Carmen, sur tes pas, nous nous pressons tous (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Cigarières, Don José)The Ambrosian Singers 2:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Monsieur le brigadier?" - "Parle-moi de ma mère!" (Micaela, Don José / Don José, Micaela)London Symphony Orchestra 1:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Votre mère avec moi sortait de la chapelle (Micaela, Don José)London Symphony Orchestra 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Ma mère, je la vois.. (Don José, Micaela)London Symphony Orchestra 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Que son fils l'aime et la vénère" - "Eh bien, eh bien!" (Don José, Micaela / Zuniga)Robert Lloyd 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Au secours! (Les Cigarières, Zuniga, Les Soldats)The Ambrosian Singers 3:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "Voyons, brigadier..." - "Tra la la la..." (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen / Carmen, Zuniga, Les Cigarières, Un Soldat, Don José)The Ambrosian Singers 4:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Chanson et Duo: "Près des remparts de Séville"London Symphony Orchestra 4:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Le lieutenant!... Prenez garde. (Don José, Zuniga, Carmen)London Symphony Orchestra 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bizet: Carmen - Entracte (between Act I & II)London Symphony Orchestra 1:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita)London Symphony Orchestra 5:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Vous avez quelque chose à nous dire (Zuniga, Pastia, Frasquita, andrès, Mercédès, Carmen)Robert Lloyd 1:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Tout est bien alors" - "Vivat! vivat le toréro!" (Carmen, Zuniga / Choeur, Zuniga, Mercédès, Frasquita, Escamillo, Carmen, Andrès, Pastia)The Ambrosian Singers 1:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Votre toast... je peux..." - "Toréador, en garde" (Escamillo , tout le monde , Pastia , Zuniga , Carmen/ Choeur, Frasquita, Pastia, Dancaire,Gordon Sandison 7:52£1.09  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Nous avons en tête une affaire! (Dancaire, Frasquita, Mercédès, Remendado, Carmen)Gordon Sandison 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "Amoureuse... ce n'est pas une raison" - "Halte-là! Qui va là?" (Dancaire,Remendado,Frasquita,Mercédès, Carmen/Don José,Mercédès,Frasquita,Dancaire,Carmen)Gordon Sandison 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Je vais danser en votre honneur (Carmen, Don José)London Symphony Orchestra 5:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Don José)London Symphony Orchestra 4:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Non, tu ne m'aimes pas! (Carmen, Don José)London Symphony Orchestra 3:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Holà! Carmen! Holà! (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen, Dancaire, Remendado, Les Bohémiens)The Ambrosian Singers 3:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - Suis-nous à travers la campagne (Frasquita, Mercédès, Dancaire, Remendado, Les Bohémiens, Les Bohémiennes)The Ambrosian Singers 1:50£0.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bizet: Carmen - Entracte (Between Act II & III)London Symphony Orchestra 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Écoute, compagnon, écoute! (les Contrebandiers, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Dancaire, Remendado)The Ambrosian Singers 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Halte! nous allons nous arrêter ici! (Dancaire, Remendado, Don José, Carmen)Gordon Sandison 1:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Mêlons!"/"Mêlons!"/"Coupons!" (Frasquita, Mercédès)London Symphony Orchestra 3:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Carreau! Pique!... La mort! (Carmen)London Symphony Orchestra 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Parlez encore, parlez, mes belles (Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen)London Symphony Orchestra0:50£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Eh! bien, j'avais raison. (Dancaire, Carmen, Remendado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José)Gordon Sandison0:30£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire! (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita, Les Bohémiennes, Les Bohémiens, Dancaire, Remendado)The Ambrosian Singers 3:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Nous y sommes (Le Guide, Micaela)London Symphony Orchestra0:44£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante (Micaela)London Symphony Orchestra 4:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "Mais... je ne me trompe pas..." - "Je suis Escamillo, toréro de Grenade." (Micaela, Escamillo, Don José / Escamillo, Don José)Sherrill Milnes 3:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Holà, José! (Carmen, Escamillo, Dancaire, Don José, Les Contrebandiers, Les Contrebandières)The Ambrosian Singers 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Halte! quelqu'un est là qui cherche à se cacher. (Remendado, Carmen, Dancaire, Don José, Micaela, Choeur)The Ambrosian Singers 5:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Entr'acteLondon Symphony Orchestra 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Choeur: "A dos cuartos!"The Ambrosian Singers 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Les voici! voici le quadrille! (Choeur)The Ambrosian Singers 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - Si tu m'aimes, Carmen (Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès)Sherrill Milnes 3:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Bizet: Carmen / Act 3 - "C'est toi!" "C'est-moi!"The Ambrosian Singers 9:23£1.09  Buy MP3 


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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Carmen! 26 Aug 2004
Format:Audio CD
Berganza and Domingo are superb in this reading, as Carmen and Don Jose this couple have not been equalled. Berganza has a very special voice, some people believe Callas' Carmen to be the best characterised but Berganza has a more brilliant tone and is very very spanish sounding. Domingo is magical as Don Jose, he is perhaps the very finest tenor of his generation in this repertoire and he sings with considerable style and fluency.
Milnes and Cotrubas are very special also.
Abbado really gets to the soul of Bizet's music with the LSO and the pre digital sound is warm and clear. A perfect set.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great performances all round! 6 Aug 2007
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I have the highlights of this on casette and cannot find a more satisfying version of "Carmen".

It was exceptionally well cast. Domingo (Don Jose) and Milnes (Escamillo)are both fabulously in full voice and Ileana Cotrubas the most moving Micaela I have ever heard. The greatest applause though must go to Teresa Berganza who really sings the title role to perfection with hot-blooded Spanish passion but also a confidence which commands our respect and sympathy, retaining musicality in every last note.

I really do hope that Deutsche Gramaphon will re-release this because it well deserves another opportunity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars First opera CD set 23 Jun 2014
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I have shunned opera, partly because of cost (multiple CDs) and time (when?). However, knowing the great tunes of this opera from the orchestral suites, I thought I would give this a go, It starts at a rollicking tempo, and all the great numbers occur, one after another with spoken dialogue in between. Heavy going it is not, and Berganza, although in her forties at the time (suspension of disbelief is important for opera!), sounds young and fresh and does not have horrible wide vibrato.I looked at reviews to find a bargain, and I was not disappointed with this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars elegant, energetic, and expressive 3 April 2014
By Stanley Crowe TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Well . . . recordings of "Carmen" really divide the reviewers -- lots of very strong feelings on both sides. It's not an opera I've spent a lot of time with, even though I've always liked the music (in the suites), but now I've heard two complete recordings. I gave the 1962 Karajan four stars, mainly on the basis of hearing Price and Corelli at their peaks, but after hearing Abbado, I realize how content Karajan was to give us a richly upholstered showcase for great voices (yes, Merrill and Freni are in it too and sound great). Everything about Abbado's 1977 recording is much more dramatically pointed, and the orchestral sound has more immediacy than Karajan's, with the voices very well placed in relation to it. A lot of people complain of not hearing a "really" French "Carmen" -- but do we really know what that would sound like? Abbado's sounds fine to me. Domingo is a fine Jose, his French better than Corelli's and better than his own in the Decca "Hoffmann." He's fully dramatically alive (the singers do their own spoken parts), and he shapes the Flower Song beautifully, and his tense exchange with Carmen right after is marvelous. Teresa Berganza sings beautifully as Carmen. She has sex appeal but she presents too a character who enjoys manipulating men -- you can hear it in her dynamics and phrasing. It's valid conception of the role. Cotrubas's voice is less lovely than Freni's as Micaela , but her French is better and her dramatic engagement more palpable. Milnes is a fine Escamillo, but Merrill's voice is richer and his dramatic instincts fine too. Abbado's contribution seems very distinguished to me. He has a combination of elegance and energy that Karajan doesn't match, and the sheer beauty of the orchestral playing -- e. g. in the entr'acte before Act 2 -- is a joy in itself. I've heard good things about the Solti recording (with Domingo too), but this one is just fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oldish Carmen recording 2 Dec 2013
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The music is marvellous for all tastes, those who love opera and those who know nothing about it, and this recording by oldies is tops.
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