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concert NEW: Claudio Abbado conducts Bizet, Rachmaninov, Sarasate, Ravel, Falla, and Brahms A Salute to Carmen: Gala from Berlin 1997

A Salute to Carmen: Gala from Berlin 1997

NEW: Claudio Abbado conducts Bizet, Rachmaninov, Sarasate, Ravel, Falla, and Brahms A Salute to Carmen: Gala from Berlin 1997

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Relive a magnificent and unforgettable tribute to Carmen conducted by the legendary Claudio Abbado in 1997, joined by a knockout lineup of star soloists: an evening devoted to that allure of faraway lands that has inspired so many composers' greateset works. The Berliner Philharmoniker opens this gala concert on a festive note with excerpts from Bizet's Carmen, featuring an entrancing Habanera by Anne Sofie von Otter, a mighty toreador turn by Bryn Terfel and a romantic Don José by Roberto Alagna! Further highlights include Rachmaninov's electrifying Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the virtuoso Mikhail Pletnev, the beloved Sarasate Carmen Fantasy with violin royalty Gil Shaham, Ravel's dreams of Spain in the irresistible Rapsodie espagnole, and Falla's real-life Spain in the famous, frenzied Ritual Fire Dance from his ballet El amor brujo. Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 5, inspired by fiery folk themes, brings the festivities to a resounding close with plenty of energy to spare.

Cast

Program

  • Georges Bizet, Carmen
    • Prelude
    • I: "Quand je vous aimerai?" - "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Habanera) (Carmen, Chorus)
    • II: "Votre toast... je peux..." - "Toréador, en garde" (Escamillo, Pastia, Zuniga, Carmen, Chorus, Frasquita, Lilas Pastia, Dancaïre)
  • Georges Bizet, Carmen Suite (excerpt)
    • 4. Danse Bohème
  • Georges Bizet, Carmen
    • II: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée" (Don José)
    • IV: "Les voici! voici la quadrille!" (Chorus)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
  • Pablo de Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy Op. 25
    • 1. Allegro moderato
    • 2. Moderato
    • 3. Lento assai
    • 4. Allegro moderato
  • Maurice Ravel, Rapsodie espagnole
    • 1. Prélude à la nuit
    • 2. Malagueña
    • 3. Habanera
    • 4. Feria
  • Manuel de Falla, El amor brujo
    • 8. Danza ritual del fuego
  • Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor
  • Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Hans Hulscher
  • Venue: Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
  • Production date: 1997
  • Duration: 1 h 31 min
  • Production: © EuroArts / VIDEAL / brilliant media
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