George Bizet (Paavo Jaervi) - Symphony In C (Jeux Denfants, Roma) (2010)
MP3 VBR 181 kbps | 13 Tracks | ~98 MB | 2010-11-01 | No Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Total Playing Time: 75:53 min
Paavo Jarvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a couple of Bizet favorites, plus one of his less well-known orchestral works. Bizet never envisioned the Symphony in C being performed, much less becoming his most popular work besides Carmen (which he also never knew would be as popular as it is) and other stage works. The Petite Suite, drawn from five selections from the piano duet suite Jeux denfants, is not as familiar, but it is still heard far more often than the final work on this recording, Roma. Roma was a disappointment for Bizet. It began as a symphony representing Italian cities he had visited. It was revised a couple of times, and performed in different versions, but it never really gelled into a full-fledged symphony.