Mutter’s Carmen

Carmen by Mutter!

Several composers have written Fantasies on the themes of George Bizet’s opera, Carmen.

Pablo de Sarasate is one of these composers, and what great music he has provided in this work. Great passion as expressed here by violin, rather than the singer. Check it out:

Here is Pablo de Serasate’s “Fantasie de Concert sur des motifs de l’opéra Carmen”.

  • Lento assai – Allegro moderato – Moderato
  • Performed by Anne Sophie Mutter, violinist

Here are all the tracks on this CD:

  • 1. Zigeunerweisen, for violin & piano (or orchestra) (“Gypsy Airs”), Op. 20

Composed by Pablo de Sarasate

  • 2. Légende, for violin & orchestra (or piano) in G minor, Op. 17

Composed by Henryk Wieniawski

  • 3. Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, B. g5 (“The Devil’s Trill”)

Composed by Giuseppe Tartini

  • 4. Tzigane, rhapsodie de concert, for violin & piano (or orchestra)

Composed by Maurice Ravel

  • 5. Méditation, violin & orchestra version and various arrangements (from opera “Thäis”) Méditation

Composed by Jules Massenet

  • 6. Concert Fantasy on themes from Bizet’s “Carmen,” for violin & orchestra (or piano), Op 25

Composed by Pablo de Sarasate

  • 7. Berceuse, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in D major, Op. 16

Composed by Gabriel Faure

While this is an older recording, the music is totally timeless. Enjoy!

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Tags: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Carmen Fantasie, Vienna Philharmonic, James Le

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