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Title: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: mahlertitan on April 21, 2007, 04:42:25 PM
anyone knows a good recording? I only have one. It's a rather obscure recording by John Lanchberry of Melbourne symphony orchestra
http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/product.asp?productid=308053
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: dirkronk on April 22, 2007, 02:22:31 PM
I have Rohan/Prague Symphony Orchestra on a 1978 Supraphon LP. Can't say it astounds me, but it might be the music rather than the performance...it's been a while since I put it on the turntable and I can't think of anything terribly memorable to commend it. Perhaps I'll put it in the "play" pile for this week.

Will be watching this thread for strong recommendations and other, more useful commentary than my own.
 ;D

Dirk
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Steve on April 22, 2007, 02:34:28 PM
I have heard only one recording of this rare piece, and I bought it pretty much on the spot. I'm not sure where to order a copy, as amazon no longer lists it in their inventory. (Somebody is hawking a copy at amazon for nearly $40). It features the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, led by Louis Fremaux, and also includes the Symphony in C. It's a rather balanced recording, with good arituclation, sound quality, and performance tempi. Most closely resesmbled the live performance I attended awhile back, and was a easy buy for me. You mentioned one in your initial post that I haven't heard of. What do think of it?

Here's the Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/Bizet-Roma-Symphony-Roman-Carnival/dp/B000009IDS/ref=sr_1_2/103-6192894-4753427?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1177284455&sr=1-2

Sadly, they don't include an image.  :-[
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: AnthonyAthletic on April 22, 2007, 02:39:21 PM
Batiz on ASV, If I recall correctly you can now get a 3cd orchestral set of Bizet's Symphony in C, Roma Symphony and Orchestral excerpts on a newish Brilliant Box for under £8 in the UK...$16 or less. 

Batiz ASV Recordings on Brilliant

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HKGVDZRNL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 22, 2007, 03:05:43 PM
Batiz on ASV, If I recall correctly you can now get a 3cd orchestral set of Bizet's Symphony in C, Roma Symphony and Orchestral excerpts on a newish Brilliant Box for under £8 in the UK...$16 or less. 

Batiz ASV Recordings on Brilliant

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HKGVDZRNL._SS500_.jpg)

Even cheaper from JPC:

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/hnum/4462040/rk/classic/rsk/hitlist

Sarge
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Hector on April 23, 2007, 04:53:35 AM
Plasson but this work cries out for a Beecham!
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: AnthonyAthletic on April 23, 2007, 09:09:49 AM
Even cheaper from JPC:

Sarge

And even cheaper from my Music Club  ;D Britannia Bizet (http://www.bclub.co.uk/info/FR/id_produit=0017976/011104) Less a 10% discount, and FREE Shipping!!
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Hector on April 24, 2007, 05:13:16 AM
And even cheaper from my Music Club  ;D Britannia Bizet (http://www.bclub.co.uk/info/FR/id_produit=0017976/011104) Less a 10% discount, and FREE Shipping!!

I believe you.

You are The Master :P
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Steve on April 24, 2007, 01:54:06 PM
MahlerTitan

Have you chosen a recording? I'd be eager to hear how the search has been going.  :)
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: mahlertitan on April 24, 2007, 02:53:25 PM
MahlerTitan

Have you chosen a recording? I'd be eager to hear how the search has been going.  :)
nope, i am quite satisfied with the original recording actually.
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Steve on April 24, 2007, 02:58:43 PM
nope, i am quite satisfied with the original recording actually.

Not surprised, given how few recordings of it there are. I'm going to have to take a look at your's.
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: mahlertitan on April 24, 2007, 04:04:46 PM
Not surprised, given how few recordings of it there are. I'm going to have to take a look at your's.

let me help you,

I. Andante tranquillo  (http://nonet.naxos.com/naxosdotcom@128k/abc/S66692_09_full_wm_128.wm)
II. Allegro vivace  (http://nonet.naxos.com/naxosdotcom@128k/abc/S66692_10_full_wm_128.wm)
III. Andante molto *exquisite movement (http://nonet.naxos.com/naxosdotcom@128k/abc/S66692_11_full_wm_128.wm)
IV. Allegro vivacissimo  (http://nonet.naxos.com/naxosdotcom@128k/abc/S66692_12_full_wm_128.wm)
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Steve on April 24, 2007, 05:08:25 PM
Much appreciated, MahlerTitan, can't believe the whole thing is so freely available.  :)

Side Note- Is there anyway to save the audio coming out of one's computer? (Mac).  ;D
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: mahlertitan on April 24, 2007, 05:29:29 PM
Much appreciated, MahlerTitan, can't believe the whole thing is so freely available.  :)

Side Note- Is there anyway to save the audio coming out of one's computer? (Mac).  ;D

or you can just go and register an account at www.naxosmusiclibrary.com
Title: Re: Bizet's "Roma" symphony
Post by: Brian on April 24, 2007, 06:39:55 PM
Side Note- Is there anyway to save the audio coming out of one's computer? (Mac).  ;D
Check your PM box :)