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HALFFTER, E.: Carmen [film score] (Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Fitz-Gerald)


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The Sound of Silents
– Mark Fitz-Gerald talks to Jeremy Siepmann

HALFFTER, E.: Carmen [film score] (Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Fitz-Gerald)

Ernesto Halffter, one of Manuel de Falla’s most admired disciples and a student of Stravinsky and Ravel, was a close associate of iconic figures such as Dalí, García Lorca, and Buñuel on the 20th century Iberian cultural scene. His magnificent score for Jacques Feyder’s 1926 silent film, Carmen, is one of the great impressionistic Spanish masterpieces of its era. More sombre and tragic than the music for Bizet’s opera, Halffter’s vivid panorama depicts the range and depth of the powerful emotions encompassed within the Carmen story, a tale of thwarted love, passion, jealousy, and violence set in the heart of Andalusia in southern Spain. This is not only the work’s world première recording but the first performance to realise the composer’s musical intentions in full.

Halffter, Ernesto

1.   Anime 00:01:26
2.   Modere (Sombre) 00:04:27
3.   La Vieille Castille: Anime 00:01:26
4.   En Andalousie: Triste et mysterieuse 00:06:28
5.   Real Fabrica de Tobacos 00:11:24
6.   Mysterieux, calme 00:00:49
7.   Mysterieux 00:00:48
8.   Tres retenu 00:01:29
9.   Danse de Carmen: Moderato non troppo - Pesante 00:02:31
10.   Pesante (mais en mesure) 00:03:48
11.   Soledad: Allegretto 00:01:12
12.   La route de la cote vers Tarifa 00:05:11
13.   A l'aube: Tres lointain 00:01:34
14.   Triste et mysterieuse 00:12:57
15.   Paso Doble: Brillante 00:01:36
16.   Mysterieux, calme 00:01:50
17.   Mort de Carmen: Calme 00:08:01

Total Playing Time: 01:06:57

Halffter, Ernesto

Fitz-Gerald, Mark

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: Film Music Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Catalogue No: 8.572260

Barcode: 747313226078

Physical Release: 03/2011

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