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BIZET, G.: Piano Music (Complete) (Severus)


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BIZET, G.: Piano Music (Complete) (Severus)

Georges Bizet’s popular L’Arlésienne Suites are seldom heard in the composer’s own piano transcriptions. Indeed, his delightful compositions and arrangements for this instrument remain to be discovered by many listeners. Bizet was himself an accomplished pianist, whose solo piano works range across many different genres and styles from the Chopinesque lyricism of the Nocturnes and Chansons sans paroles to the virtuosic Caprices and Chasse fantastique and the highly dramatic Variations chromatiques. Julia Severus, who as a member of the Aurora Duo has released recordings of piano transcriptions of music by Tchaikovsky, Balakirev and Glazunov (8.557717 and 8.570418), here makes her solo recording début for the label.

Disc 1

Bizet, Georges

  Nocturne in F Major
1.   Nocturne in F Major 00:07:11
  Grande valse de concert
2.   Grande valse de concert 00:06:54
  3 Esquisses musicales
3.   No. 1. Ronde turque 00:04:25
4.   No. 2. Serenade 00:03:43
5.   No. 3. Caprice 00:03:54
  Nocturne in D Major
6.   Nocturne in D Major 00:04:10
  Variations chromatiques
7.   Variations chromatiques 00:13:06
  Valse in C Major
8.   Valse in C Major 00:02:00
  4 Preludes
9.   Prelude No. 1 in C Major 00:00:51
10.   Prelude No. 2 in A Minor 00:00:58
11.   Prelude No. 3 in G Major 00:00:34
12.   Prelude No. 4 in E Minor 00:00:36
  Caprice No. 1 in C-Sharp Minor
13.   Caprice No. 1 in C - Sharp Minor 00:03:02
  Caprice No. 2 in C Major
14.   Caprice No. 2 in C Major 00:01:24
  Theme brillant
15.   Theme brillant 00:02:20
  L'arlesienne Suite No. 1 (version for piano)
16.   I. Prelude 00:06:36
17.   II. Minuetto 00:02:51
18.   III. Adagietto 00:02:19
19.   IV. Carillon 00:03:55

Disc 2

Bizet, Georges

  Chants du Rhin
1.   I. L'aurore 00:03:17
2.   II. Le depart 00:02:11
3.   III. Les reves 00:03:41
4.   IV. La bohemienne 00:03:28
5.   V. Les confidences 00:05:04
6.   VI. Le retour 00:02:48
  Magasin des familles
7.   I. Meditation religieuse 00:04:41
8.   II. Romance sans paroles 00:03:33
9.   III. Casilda 00:02:22
10.   Venise 00:02:19
  Romance sans paroles in C Major
11.   Romance sans paroles in C Major 00:03:10
12.   Marine 00:03:24
  Chasse fantastique
13.   Chasse fantastique 00:06:23
  L'arlesienne Suite No. 2 (version for piano)
14.   I. Pastorale 00:04:56
15.   II. Intermezzo 00:03:49
16.   III. Menuet 00:02:54
17.   IV. Farandole 00:03:13

Total Playing Time: 02:12:02

Bizet, Georges

Severus, Julia

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570831-32

Barcode: 747313083176

Physical Release: 02/2011

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