Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Overture (Prelude) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 3:31
2 Carmen: Act 1 - Introduction: "Sur la place chacun passe" Stuart Harling
Georges Bizet 2:10
3 Carmen: Act 1 - Regardez donc cette petite (Moralès, Les Soldats, Micaela) Stuart Harling
Georges Bizet 4:09
4 Carmen: Act 1 - Avec la garde montante (Choeur des Gamins) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 2:34
5 Carmen: Act 1 - Repos! (Zuniga, Moralès, Don José) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 0:45
6 Carmen: Act 1 - Allons! Allons! (Zuniga, Choeur des Gamins) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 1:38
7 Carmen: Act 1 - Dites-moi, brigadier? (Zuniga, Don José) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 1:07
8 Carmen: Act 1 - La cloche a sonné (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Soldats, Les Cigarières) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 5:12
9 Carmen: Act 1 - Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita (Les Soldats, Les Jeunes Gens) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 0:45
10 Carmen: Act 1 - "Quand je vous aimerai?" - "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise) (Carmen, Choeur) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 4:50
11 Carmen: Act 1 - Carmen, sur tes pas, nous nous pressons tous (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Cigarières, Don José) Plácido Domingo
Georges Bizet 2:24
12 Carmen: Act 1 - "Monsieur le brigadier?" - "Parle-moi de ma mère!" (Micaela, Don José / Don José, Micaela) Ileana Cotrubas
Georges Bizet 1:42
13 Carmen: Act 1 - Votre mère avec moi sortait de la chapelle (Micaela, Don José) Ileana Cotrubas
Georges Bizet 2:19
14 Carmen: Act 1 - Ma mère, je la vois.. (Don José, Micaela) Plácido Domingo
Georges Bizet 2:25
15 Carmen: Act 1 - "Que son fils l'aime et la vénère" - "Eh bien, eh bien!" (Don José, Micaela / Zuniga) Plácido Domingo
Georges Bizet 4:04
16 Carmen: Act 1 - Au secours! (Les Cigarières, Zuniga, Les Soldats) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 3:19
17 Carmen: Act 1 - "Voyons, brigadier..." - "Tra la la la..." (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen / Carmen, Zuniga, Les Cigarières, Un Soldat, Don José) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 4:14
18 Carmen: Act 1 - Chanson et Duo: "Près des remparts de Séville" Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 4:30
19 Carmen: Act 1 - Le lieutenant!... Prenez garde. (Don José, Zuniga, Carmen) Plácido Domingo
Georges Bizet 2:07
20 Carmen - Entracte (between Act I & II) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 1:48
21 Carmen: Act 2 - Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 5:06
22 Carmen: Act 2 - Vous avez quelque chose à nous dire (Zuniga, Pastia, Frasquita, andrès, Mercédès, Carmen) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 1:16
23 Carmen: Act 2 - "Tout est bien alors" - "Vivat! vivat le toréro!" (Carmen, Zuniga / Choeur, Zuniga, Mercédès, Frasquita, Escamillo, Carmen, Andrès, Pastia) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 1:31
24 Carmen: Act 2 - "Votre toast... je peux..." - "Toréador, en garde" (Escamillo, tout le monde, Pastia, Zuniga, Carmen/ Choeur, Frasquita, Pastia, Dancaire, Sherrill Milnes
Georges Bizet 8:01
25 Carmen: Act 2 - Nous avons en tête une affaire! (Dancaire, Frasquita, Mercédès, Remendado, Carmen) Gordon Sandison
Georges Bizet 4:49
26 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 Sandiso
Georges Bizet 2:33
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Act 2 - Je vais danser en votre honneur (Carmen, Don José) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 5:42
2 Carmen: Act 2 - La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Don José) Plácido Domingo
Georges Bizet 4:16
3 Carmen: Act 2 - Non, tu ne m'aimes pas! (Carmen, Don José) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 4:01
4 Carmen: Act 2 - Holà! Carmen! Holà! (Zuniga, Don José, Carmen, Dancaire, Remendado, Les Bohémiens) Robert Lloyd
Georges Bizet 3:32
5 Carmen: Act 2 - Suis-nous à travers la campagne (Frasquita, Mercédès, Dancaire, Remendado, Les Bohémiens, Les Bohémiennes) Yvonne Kenny
Georges Bizet 1:48
6 Carmen - Entracte (between Act II & III) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 3:01
7 Carmen: Act 3 - Écoute, compagnon, écoute! (les Contrebandiers, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Don José, Dancaire, Remendado) Yvonne Kenny
Georges Bizet 4:41
8 Carmen: Act 3 - Halte! nous allons nous arrêter ici! (Dancaire, Remendado, Don José, Carmen) Gordon Sandison
Georges Bizet 1:29
9 Carmen: Act 3 - "Mêlons!"/"Mêlons!"/"Coupons!" (Frasquita, Mercédès) Yvonne Kenny
Georges Bizet 3:21
10 Carmen: Act 3 - Carreau! Pique!... La mort! (Carmen) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 3:20
11 Carmen: Act 3 - Parlez encore, parlez, mes belles (Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen) Yvonne Kenny
Georges Bizet 0:50
12 Carmen: Act 3 - Eh! bien, j'avais raison. (Dancaire, Carmen, Remendado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Don José) Gordon Sandison
Georges Bizet 0:30
13 Carmen: Act 3 - Quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire! (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita, Les Bohémiennes, Les Bohémiens, Dancaire, Remendado) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 3:08
14 Carmen: Act 3 - Nous y sommes (Le Guide, Micaela) Jean Lainé
Georges Bizet 0:44
15 Carmen: Act 3 - Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante (Micaela) Ileana Cotrubas
Georges Bizet 4:50
16 Carmen: Act 3 - "Mais... je ne me trompe pas..." - "Je suis Escamillo, toréro de Grenade." (Micaela, Escamillo, Don José / Escamillo, Don José) Ileana Cotrubas
Georges Bizet 3:42
17 Carmen: Act 3 - Holà, José! (Carmen, Escamillo, Dancaire, Don José, Les Contrebandiers, Les Contrebandières) Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 3:00
18 Carmen: Act 3 - Halte! quelqu'un est là qui cherche à se cacher. (Remendado, Carmen, Dancaire, Don José, Micaela, Choeur) Geoffrey Pogson
Georges Bizet 5:08
19 Carmen: Act 3 - Entr'acte London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 2:10
20 Carmen: Act 3 - Choeur: "A dos cuartos!" Richard Amner
Georges Bizet 2:23
21 Carmen: Act 3 - Les voici! voici le quadrille! (Choeur) London Symphony Orchestra
Georges Bizet 3:52
22 Carmen: Act 3 - Si tu m'aimes, Carmen (Escamillo, Carmen, Frasquita, Mercédès) Sherrill Milnes
Georges Bizet 3:20
23 Carmen: Act 3 - "C'est toi!" "C'est-moi!" Teresa Berganza
Georges Bizet 9:24

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–26)
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, 20–26)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-08) (track 8)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–26)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–26)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18, 21, 23–26)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18, 21, 23–26)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19–20, 22–26)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (tracks 18, 21)
Alicia Nafé (1977-09) (track 21)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (track 8)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–26)
soprano vocals:
Yvonne Kenny (1977-09) (track 21)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19–20, 22–26)
Plácido Domingo (1977-08) (track 8)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (tracks 18, 21)
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 1–26)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–26)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 2–17, 19–20, 22–26)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (track 8)
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1, 18, 21)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–26)
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: V. Les Dragons d’Alcala (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts I and II) (track 20)
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: Acte II (tracks 21–26)
Carmen (track 1)
Carmen: Acte I (tracks 2–4, 7–12, 16–17, 17–18, 20)
recording of:
Carmen: Acte I. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts I & II) (track 20)
Carmen: Prélude (1977-09) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (tracks 10, 24)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 24)

CD 2

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–23)
bass-baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (1977-09) (track 22)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
George Watson’s College Boys’ Chorus (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-09) (track 22)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-09) (track 22)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-09) (track 22)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1, 3–4, 6–10, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 19–23)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 2)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1–20, 22)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–23)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 3–4, 7, 9, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 20–23)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 3–4, 7, 9, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 20–23)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 2)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 2)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (tracks 1, 3–14, 16–18, 20)
Teresa Berganza (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (tracks 15, 22)
Alicia Nafé (1977-09) (track 22)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–20, 22)
soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (1977-09) (track 15)
Yvonne Kenny (1977-09) (track 22)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 1, 3–14, 16–18, 20)
Plácido Domingo (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (tracks 2, 15, 22)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–23)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–23)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 1, 3–14, 16–21, 23)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 21, 23)
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 2, 15, 22)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–20, 22)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: II. Aragonaise (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts III and IV) (track 19)
Carmen Suite no. 1: III. Intermezzo (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts II and III) (track 6)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 21)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 1–4, 6)
Carmen: Acte III (tracks 7–10, 13, 15–16, 16–17, 19)
Carmen: Acte IV (tracks 20–23)
recording of:
Carmen: Acte II. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts II & III) (track 6)
Carmen : Acte III. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts III & IV) (1977-09) (track 19)
referred to in medleys:

Release

manufactured in: Europe
photography: Klaus Hennch (photographer)
ASIN: DE: B0006ZFQNA [info]
discography entry: http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/us/cat/4775342 [info]