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BIZET / SEREBRIER: Carmen Symphony and other works


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Ever Upwards, Ever Outwards: José Serebrier talks to Jeremy Siepmann

BIZET / SEREBRIER: Carmen Symphony and other works

Having orchestrated Gershwin's piano works (at the request of Gershwin's family), numerous Grieg songs, and more recently a symphonic synthesis of Janáček's The Makropulos Case, José Serebrier compiled a sequence of orchestral interludes from Bizet's Carmen to try to extend its magic to the concert hall. Carmen Symphony, unlike the well-known Carmen Suites, follows the thread of the opera. Serebrier has always been fascinated by the music of the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, and Mexican Dance is his homage to this original composer. This, and Serebrier's own Night Cry are world première recordings. The United States Marine Band, the oldest professional musical institution in the United States, regularly invites prominent conductors. This is a recording of a concert performance in 2007.

Bizet, Georges / Serebrier, José

  Carmen Symphony
1.   I. Prelude 00:03:31
2.   II. The Cavalry 00:04:07
3.   III. Habanera 00:02:12
4.   IV. Seguidilla 00:01:58
5.   V. Fugato 00:02:06
6.   VI. Interlude 1 00:01:40
7.   VII. Toreador 00:02:26
8.   VIII. Interlude 2 00:02:40
9.   IX. Andante cantabile 00:03:32
10.   X. Interlude 3 00:02:12
11.   XI. The Wedding 00:01:28
12.   XII. Gypsy Dance 00:05:44

Revueltas, Silvestre
Kleiber, Erich / Serebrier, José, arranger(s)

  Mexican Dance (arr. by E. Kleiber, trans. by J. Serebrier)
13.   Mexican Dance (arr. by E. Kleiber, trans. by J. Serebrier) 00:04:02

Ginastera, Alberto

  Estancia Suite, Op. 8a (arr. by Donald Patterson)
14.   I. Los trabajadores agricolas (The Agricultural Workers) 00:03:09
15.   II. Danza del trigo (Wheat Dance) 00:02:25
16.   III. Les peones de hacienda (The Cattlemen) 00:01:55
17.   IV. Danza final (Final Dance) [Malambo] 00:04:25

Serebrier, José

  Night Cry
18.   Night Cry 00:08:19

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

  Concerto Grosso for Wind Quartet and Wind Orchestra
19.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:03:52
20.   II. Allegretto scherzando 00:03:58
21.   III. Andante 00:08:41

Sousa, John Philip

  The Stars and Stripes Forever
22.   The Stars and Stripes Forever 00:04:27

Total Playing Time: 01:18:49

Bizet, Georges; Ginastera, Alberto; Revueltas, Silvestre; Serebrier, José; Sousa, John Philip; Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Kleiber, Erich; Serebrier, José

Serebrier, José

President's Own United States Marine Band, The

Barrett, Leslye; Gillespie, Gail; Kadala, Lisa; McFarlane, Christopher

Label: Naxos

Series: Wind Band Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Orchestral; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570727

Barcode: 0747313072774

Physical Release: 02/2008

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