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Maria Callas – “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera)” – “Carmen” – Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)

by Luca

Maria Callas – “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Habanera)” – “Carmen” – Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875).
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
M.° Georges Prêtre Conductor.

Album EMI “Callas à Paris” – ℗1961
Remastering 1987 and 1997.

“The music of Carmen has been widely acclaimed for its brilliance of melody, harmony, atmosphere and orchestration, and for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters. After the composer’s death the score was subject to significant amendment, including the introduction of recitative in place of the original dialogue; there is no standard edition of the opera, and different views exist as to what versions best express Bizet’s intentions. The opera has been recorded many times since the first acoustical recording in 1908, and the story has been the subject of many screen and stage adaptations.”