Bizet – L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 & 2 (Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Nathalie Stutzmann)

Conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performs Georges Bizet’s L’Arlésienne (usually translated as ‘The Girl from Arles’). The work is an incidental music to Alphonse Daudet’s play L’Arlésienne. Daudet’s play formed the basis of the Italian opera L’arlesiana (1897), text by Leopoldo Marenco, music by Francesco Cilea. The first performance of the play was on 1 October 1872 at the Vaudeville Theatre (now known as the Paramount Theatre).

Recorded at the Stockholm Concert Hall in October 2014.

Suite No. 1

  1. Prélude, Allegro deciso (the March of the Kings)
  2. Minuet, Allegro giocoso (The ending of this movement is slightly expanded from the version in the incidental music.)
  3. Adagietto (In the incidental music, this number is preceded and followed by a melodrama that, in the suite, forms the central section of the concluding Carillon. For this purpose it is transposed up a semitone.)
  4. Carillon, Allegro moderato (Expanded as indicated above.)

Suite No. 2

  1. Pastorale
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Minuet
  4. Farandole

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