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Bizet Carmen - Horne - McCracken - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bernstein

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Bizet - Carmen - Horne - McCracken - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bernstein on Import 180g 3LP Box Set from Speakers Corner

This is very different recording of Bizet's Carmen from Leonard Bernstein, who hints at the work’s inevitable tragedy already in the agonizingly weighty clashing cymbals of the surprisingly slow opening. His rustic-sounding street scenes are filled with vaudeville, raw and authentic, and so typical of how people behave when they dance out-of-doors. This Carmen is far closer to the cracking "Westside Story" than a saturated "Traviata."

Marilyn Horne in the title role lends the full-blooded Carmen such an incredible voice in all manner of moods that one can hardly believe that we are listening to just one singer. One minute we hear the bright voice of a young girl lusting for life, and in the next minute the mezzo-like pained cry of a man-killing heroine.

James McCracken has a distinctive dry voice, which is full of rousing passion, and is ideal in the role of Don José. He is complemented by the dramatic, powerful baritone of Tom Krause as the torero Escamillo. Harry Pearson, the founder and former Editor in Chief of the specialist magazine The Absolute Sound, accorded this outstanding recording a regular mention in his 'super disc' list – no problem!

Produced by Thomas W. Mowrey, this performance of Bizet's Carmen was recorded in September and October 1972 at Manhattan Center in New York by Gunter Hermanns

Musicians:
Georges Bizet (composer)
Leonard Bernstein (conductor)
Marilyn Horne (vocals)
James Mccracken (vocals)
Manhattan Opera Chorus
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Bizet - Carmen - Horne - McCracken - Metropolitan Opera Orchestra - Bernstein Track Listing:

LP1
1.  Prelude 
First Act 
2.  Introduction 
3.  March And Chorus Of Urchins 
4.  Chorus And Scene 
5.  Habanera 
6.  Scene
7.  Dialogue
8.  Duet
9.  Chorus
10. Chanson And Melodrama
11. Chanson Et Duet 
12. Finale 

LP2
1.  Entracte 
Second Act 
2.  Chanson
3.  Chorus And Ensemble
4.  Couplets / Chorus 
5.  Quintet
6.  Chanson
7.  Duo
8.  Finale
Third Act 
9.  Entracte
10. Introduction

LP3
1.  Trio 
2.  Ensemble 
3.  Air 
4.  Duo 
5.  Finale
6.  Entracte
Fourth Act 
7.  Chorus
8.  Chorus
9.  Final Duo
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1. Prelude
First Act
2. Introduction
3. March And Chorus Of Urchins
4. Chorus And Scene
5. Habanera
6. Scene
7. Dialogue
8. Duet
9. Chorus
10. Chanson And Melodrama
11. Chanson Et Duet
12. Finale


LP2
1. Entracte
Second Act
2. Chanson
3. Chorus And Ensemble
4. Couplets / Chorus
5. Quintet
6. Chanson
7. Duo
8. Finale
Third Act
9. Entracte
10. Introduction


LP3
1. Trio
2. Ensemble
3. Air
4. Duo
5. Finale
6. Entracte
Fourth Act
7. Chorus
8. Chorus
9. Final Duo

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