Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Act I. Prélude
Georges Bizet 3:31
2 Carmen: Act I. Introduction "Sur la place chacun passe"
Georges Bizet 2:10
3 Carmen: Act I. "Regardez donc cette petite" (Moralès, Les Soldats, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 4:10
4 Carmen: Act I. "Avec la garde montante" (Choeur des Gamins)
Georges Bizet 2:34
5 Carmen: Act I. "Repos!" (Zuniga, Moralès, Don José)
Georges Bizet 0:49
6 Carmen: Act I. "Allons! Allons!" (Zuniga, Choeur des Gamins)
Georges Bizet 1:34
7 Carmen: Act I. "Dites-moi, brigadier?" (Zuniga, Don José)
Georges Bizet 1:07
8 Carmen: Act I. "La cloche a sonné" (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Soldats, Les Cigarières)
Georges Bizet 5:12
9 Carmen: Act I. "Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita" (Les Soldats, Les Jeunes Gens)
Georges Bizet 0:45
10 Carmen: Act I. "Quand je vous aimerai" / Havanaise. "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Carmen, Choeur)
Georges Bizet 4:49
11 Carmen: Act I. "Carmen, sur tes pas, nous nous pressons tous" (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Cigarières, Don José)
Georges Bizet 2:25
12 Carmen: Act I. "Monsieur le brigadier?" (Micaëla, Don José) / "Parle-moi de ma mère!" (Don José, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 1:41
13 Carmen: Act I. "Votre mère avec moi sortait de la chapelle" (Micaëla, Don José)
Georges Bizet 2:20
14 Carmen: Act I. "Ma mère, je la vois..." (Don José, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 2:25
15 Carmen: Act I. "Que son fils l'aime et la venère" (Don José, Micaëla) / "Eh bien, eh bien!" (Zuniga)
Georges Bizet 4:03
16 Carmen: Act I. "Au secours!" (Les Cigarières, Zuniga, Les Soldats)
Georges Bizet 3:19
17 Carmen: Act I. "Voyons, brigadier..." (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen) / "Tra la la la..." (Zuniga, Les Cigarières, Un Soldat, Don José)
Georges Bizet 4:15
18 Carmen: Act I. Chanson et duo "Près des remparts de Séville"
Georges Bizet 4:30
19 Carmen: Act I. "Le lieutenant!... Prenez garde." (Don José, Zuniga, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 2:08
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Act II: Entr'acte
Georges Bizet 1:48
2 Carmen: Act II. "Les tringles des sistres tintaient" (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita)
Georges Bizet 5:06
3 Carmen: Act II. "Vous avez quelque chose à nous dire" (Zuniga, Pastia, Frasquita, Andrès, Mercédès, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 1:16
4 Carmen: Act II. "Tout est bien alors" (Carmen, Zuniga) / "Vivat! vivat le toréro!" (Choeur, Zuniga, Mercédès, Frasquita, Escamillo, Carmen, Andrès, Pastia)
Georges Bizet 1:31
5 Carmen: Act II. "Votre toast... je peux..." (Escamillo , tout le monde , Pastia , Zuniga , Carmen) / "Toréador, en garde" (Choeur, Frasquita, Pastia, Dancaire)
Georges Bizet 8:01
6 Carmen: Act II. "Nous avons en tête une affaire!" (Dancaire, Frasquita, Mercédès, Remendado, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 4:48
7 Carmen: Act II. "Amoureuse...ce n'est pas une raison" (Dancaire, Remendado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen) / "Halte-là! Qui va là?" (Don José, Mercédès, Frasquita, Dancaire, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 2:27
8 Carmen: Act II. "Je vais danser en votre honneur" (Carmen, Don José)
Georges Bizet 5:40
9 Carmen: Act II. "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" (Don José)
Georges Bizet 4:15
10 Carmen: Act II. "Non, tu ne m'aimes pas!" (Carmen, Don José)
Georges Bizet 3:59
11 Carmen: Act II. "Holà! Carmen! holà!" (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen, Dancaire, Remendado, Les Bohémiens)
Georges Bizet 3:33
12 Carmen: Act II. "Suis-nous à travers la campagne" (Frasquita, Mercédès, Dancaire, Remendado, Les Bohémiens, Les Bohémiennes)
Georges Bizet 1:50
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. Entr'acte
Georges Bizet 3:01
2 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Ecoute, compagnon, écoute!" (Les Contrebandiers, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Dancaire, Remendado)
Georges Bizet 4:40
3 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Halte! Nous allons nous arrêter ici!" (Dancaire, Remendado, Don José, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 1:30
4 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Mêlons!" "Mêlons!" "Coupons!" (Frasquita, Mercédès)
Georges Bizet 3:20
5 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Carreau! pique!... la mort! (Carmen)
Georges Bizet 3:20
6 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Parlez encore, parlez, mes belles" (Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 0:50
7 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Eh bien, j'avais raison." (Dancaire, Carmen, Remendado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José)
Georges Bizet 0:30
8 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire!" (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita, Les Bohémiennes, Les Bohémiens, Dancaire, Remendado)
Georges Bizet 3:08
9 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Nous y sommes" (Le Guide, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 0:45
10 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" (Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 4:52
11 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Mais... je ne me trompe pas..." (Micaëla, Escamillo, Don José) / "Je suis Escamillo, toréro de Grenade." (Escamillo, Don José)
Georges Bizet 3:43
12 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Holà! José!" (Carmen, Escamillo, Dancaire, Don José, Les Contrebandiers, Les Contrebandières)
Georges Bizet 3:01
13 Carmen: Act III, Scene I. "Halte! Quelqu'un est là qui cherche à se cacher." (Remendado, Carmen, Dancaire, Don José, Micaëla, Choeur)
Georges Bizet 5:18
14 Carmen: Act III, Scene II. Entr'acte
Georges Bizet 2:11
15 Carmen: Act III, Scene II. Choeur "A deux cuartos!"
Georges Bizet 2:23
16 Carmen: Act III, Scene II. "Les voici, voici le quadrille" (Choeur)
Georges Bizet 3:52
17 Carmen: Act III, Scene II. "Si tu m'aimes, Carmen" (Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès)
Georges Bizet 3:20
18 Carmen: Act III, Scene II. "C'est toi?" "C'est-moi."
Georges Bizet 9:23

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–19)
baritone vocals:
Stuart Harling (English baritone) (tracks 3, 5)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-08) (track 8)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-08) (track 8)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-08) (track 8)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1–4, 7–12, 16–17, 17–18)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-08) (track 8)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–19)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–19)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 18)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (track 8)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–19)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19)
Plácido Domingo (1977-08) (track 8)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (track 18)
vocals:
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 18)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (track 18)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–19)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–19)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 2–17, 19)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (track 8)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–19)
arrangements:
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 10)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 10)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: IV. Séguedille (based on Carmen: Act I. Séguedille et Duo « Près des remparts de Séville ») (track 18)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 1)
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 10)
Señorita (track 10)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 10)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen (track 1)
Carmen: Acte I (tracks 2–4, 7–12, 16–17, 17–18)
recording of:
Carmen: Prélude (1977-09) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 10)

CD 2

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–12)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1–8, 10–11)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 9)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1–12)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–12)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2, 4–7, 10–11)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2, 4–7, 10–11)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 9)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 9)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (tracks 1, 3–8, 10–12)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 2)
Alicia Nafé (1977-09) (track 2)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–12)
soprano vocals:
Yvonne Kenny (1977-09) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 1, 3–8, 10–12)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (tracks 2, 9)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–12)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–12)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 1, 3–8, 10–12)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–12)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: V. Les Dragons d’Alcala (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts I and II) (track 1)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 2–11)
Carmen: Acte I (track 1)
recording of:
Carmen: Acte I. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts I & II) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 5)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 5, 9)

CD 3

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–18)
bass-baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (1977-09) (track 17)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
George Watson’s College Boys’ Chorus (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-09) (track 17)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-09) (track 17)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-09) (track 17)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1–5, 8, 10–11, 11–12, 14–18)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1–15, 17)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–18)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2, 4, 8, 10–11, 11–12, 15–18)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2, 4, 8, 10–11, 11–12, 15–18)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (tracks 1–9, 11–13, 15)
Teresa Berganza (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (tracks 10, 17)
Alicia Nafé (1977-09) (track 17)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–15, 17)
soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (1977-09) (track 10)
Yvonne Kenny (1977-09) (track 17)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 1–9, 11–13, 15)
Plácido Domingo (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (tracks 10, 17)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–18)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–18)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 1–9, 11–16, 18)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 16, 18)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–15, 17)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: II. Aragonaise (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts III and IV) (track 14)
Carmen Suite no. 1: III. Intermezzo (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts II and III) (track 1)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 16)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 1)
Carmen: Acte III (tracks 2–5, 8, 10–11, 11–12, 14)
Carmen: Acte IV (tracks 15–18)
recording of:
Carmen: Acte II. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts II & III) (track 1)
Carmen : Acte III. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts III & IV) (1977-09) (track 14)

Release

ASIN: UK: B000001G89 [info]