Mikhail Pletnev - Shchedrin: Carmen Suite

In 1967, Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin composed his one-act ballet, "Carmen Suite", for his wife, ballerina Maya Plisetskaya.

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In 1967, Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin composed his one-act ballet, "Carmen Suite", for his wife, ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The music, taken from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet and arranged for strings and percussion, is not a 19th century pastiche but rather 'a creative meeting of the minds', as Shchedrin put it, with Bizet's melodies reclothed in a variety of fresh instrumental colors (including the frequent use of percussion), set to new rhythms and often phrased with a great deal of sly wit. Initially banned by the Soviet hierarchy as "disrespectful" to the opera for precisely these qualities, the ballet has since become Shchedrin's best-known work and has remained popular in the West as what reviewer James Sanderson of All Music Guide calls "an iconoclastic but highly entertaining retelling of Bizet's opera."

 

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Carmen Suite

Introduction - Andante assai

Dance - Allegro First Intermezzo - Allegro moderato - Andante moderato - (attacca:)

Changing of the Guard - Moderato

Carmen's Entrance and Habanera - Allegro moderato - Quasi Andante

Scene - Allegro moderato - Tempo precedente - Andante assai

Second Intermezzo - Larghetto

Bolero - Allegro vivo

Torero - Moderato con stoltezza

Torero and Carmen - Lento - Tempo I

Adagio - Andante moderato - Adagio

Fortune-Telling - Andantino - Andante assai

Finale - Allegro - Tempo precedente - Andante assai

Concerto for Orchestra No. 1

Concerto for Orchestra No. 2

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