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Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 & Symphony No. 1 - Gounod: Petite Symphonie

Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1 & Symphony No. 1 - Gounod: Petite Symphonie

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  • Carmen Suite No. 1: I. Prélude – Aragonaise
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Carmen Suite No. 1: I. Prélude – Aragonaise

    03:40
    $2.40
  • Carmen Suite No. 1: II. Intermezzo
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Carmen Suite No. 1: II. Intermezzo

    02:23
    $2.40
  • Carmen Suite No. 1: III. Séguedille
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Carmen Suite No. 1: III. Séguedille

    01:49
    $2.40
  • Carmen Suite No. 1: IV. Les dragons d’Alcala
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Carmen Suite No. 1: IV. Les dragons d’Alcala

    01:50
    $2.40
  • Carmen Suite No. 1: V. Les toréadors
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Carmen Suite No. 1: V. Les toréadors

    02:16
    $2.40
  • Petite Symphonie: I. Adagio et Allegretto
    Composer(s) Charles Gounod
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Petite Symphonie: I. Adagio et Allegretto

    05:14
    $4.80
  • Petite Symphonie: II. Andante cantabile
    Composer(s) Charles Gounod
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Petite Symphonie: II. Andante cantabile

    04:47
    $2.40
  • Petite Symphonie: III. Scherzo - Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Charles Gounod
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Petite Symphonie: III. Scherzo - Allegro moderato

    04:03
    $2.40
  • Petite Symphonie: IV. Finale - Allegretto
    Composer(s) Charles Gounod
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Petite Symphonie: IV. Finale - Allegretto

    04:30
    $2.40
  • Symphony No. 1 in C Major: I. Allegro vivo
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in C Major: I. Allegro vivo

    10:06
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 1 in C Major: II. Adagio
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in C Major: II. Adagio

    08:23
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 1 in C Major: III. Allegro vivace – Trio
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in C Major: III. Allegro vivace – Trio

    05:35
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 1 in C Major: IV. Allegro vivace
    Composer(s) Georges Bizet
    Artist(s) François Leleux Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in C Major: IV. Allegro vivace

    08:33
    $4.80

Total running time: 63 minutes.

Album information

In his debut recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra oboist François Leleux celebrates his dual roles of conductor and soloist as he directs performances of Bizet and Gounod.

Following several successful collaborations, including a season as a Featured Artist, Leleux has established a strong rapport with the SCO. The programme features Bizet’s Symphony in C, written in two months when the French composer was just eighteen, which is simply full of life, exuding brilliance, charm, wit and wonderful tunes. The Scotsman described his interpretation as ‘brisk, urgent, full of bite, and as playful as you could ever want it to be’.

Leleux is particularly suited to performing Gounod’s Petite Symphonie, which was written for nine of the finest wind players in Paris. Directing from the oboe, Leleux joins the SCO section principals as they demonstrate the strength of their chamber music instincts in a performance which sparkles with personality and individuality.

To complete the programme Leleux takes listeners to the opera with a suite from Bizet’s Carmen bursting with the drama, passion and entrancing melodies that set this iconic opera apart.