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    Default The definitive orchestral recordings of Bizet

    Does anyone have recommendations of the orchestral works of Bizet.

    Brilliant classics has issued a cheap version licensed from ASV featuring
    Enrique Batiz and Orquestra Filarmonica de México. Is this the definitive
    version or should I consider some other recordings as well?

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    are you looking for his 'symphony in C' and 'carmen' suites?
    i've not heard the recording you mention. batiz does a good job on things.

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    Looks like this thread has pretty much been ignored. Bizet's Symphony is a colorful, refreshing and musically appealing work. My personal faves happen to be Bernstein/New York Philharmonic and Munch/Royal Philharmonic. Ansermet, Beecham and Stokowski also offer fine performances....The composer's Carmen and L'Arlesienne Suites are probably his most popular works for orchestra. They too provide the listener with a good number of attractive melodies. Paray/Detroit Symphony and Ormandy with the Philadelphia Orchestra are my top recommendations. One also can't go wrong with Ansermet/Suisse Romande Orchestra or Beecham and the French Orchestra of Radio and Television. If you like what you hear from this composer, you might find other works of his enjoyable as well.
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    It just happens Haydn67, people asking questions and never return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    It just happens Haydn67, people asking questions and never return.
    Oh well, odds might be slim Bizet will garner much interest here either.

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    Wow! 2007? This thread is a collectors' item!

    I've never heard a bad performance of the Symphony in C.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn67 View Post
    Oh well, odds might be slim Bizet will garner much interest here either.
    That is so right, let's hope for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Wow! 2007? This thread is a collectors' item!

    I've never heard a bad performance of the Symphony in C.
    Neither have I.

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    I do have a CD once send from a Australian friend, Wonderful!


    Bizet: Orchestral Works
    L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
    La jolie fille de Perth suite
    Roma, symphony for orchestra in C major
    Patrie Overture, Op. 19

    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, John Lanchbery

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Wow! 2007? This thread is a collectors' item!

    I've never heard a bad performance of the Symphony in C.
    Another work I associate with ballet.


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    I don't mind Haydn67 resurrecting an old post. Frankly, Haydn67's response was way more interesting than the question posed by the original poster.

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    yeah but!......

    strange coincidence round here-my disc of choice for the last approx. 20 years at this time of year has been the Orpheus C.O.(DG) performing Prokofievs 1st and Brittens Simple Symphony as well as BIZETS SYMPHONY IN C !!!!!!!

    a great cd which recently lead me to a second hand copy of the same band performing Mendelssohns String Symphonies!......after a couple of listens it went on 'that 'pile!
    'so where are the strong, who are the trusted and where is the harmony, sweet harmony?'
    (Nick Lowe)

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    ^^^^Sorry you got strung along by those early Mendelssohn Symphonies.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim prideaux View Post
    yeah but!......

    strange coincidence round here-my disc of choice for the last approx. 20 years at this time of year has been the Orpheus C.O.(DG) performing Prokofievs 1st and Brittens Simple Symphony as well as BIZETS SYMPHONY IN C !!!!!!!

    a great cd which recently lead me to a second hand copy of the same band performing Mendelssohns String Symphonies!......after a couple of listens it went on 'that 'pile!
    Wrap it in and make someone happy with it this Christmas.

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