Bizet Symphony

Bizet: Symphony in C; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 "Organ" - Edo de Waart; Bernard Haitink

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C major; Jeux d’enfants - Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink;
Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ" - San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 326 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Philips Eloquence

Bizet: Symphony in C; Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 "Organ" - Edo de Waart; Bernard Haitink

For years Philips has witlessly reissued, over and over, Edo de Waart's not particularly spectacular Rotterdam recording of Saint-Saëns' "Organ" Symphony, letting this superb version, one of the great modern recordings of the piece, languish out of print. If you missed it during its 15 minutes of availability back in 1985, here's your chance to make amends…. Haitink's Bizet Symphony always has been a reference recording, distinguished by its stunning playing (marvelous oboe solo in the second movement) and unfailing elegance of phrasing. Indeed, the approach is quite similar to de Waart's
David Hurwitz
Georges Bizet - AoStMitF / Sir Neville Marriner - Symphony in C / L'Arlesienne-Suites 1 & 2 (1994, Reissue 2005)

Georges Bizet - Symphony in C / L'Arlesienne-Suites 1 & 2
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 249 MB | Full Artwork: 269 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: EMI Classics # 7243 4 76785 2 3 | Country/Year: Europe 2005, 1994
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

The Symphony in C is an early work by the French composer Georges Bizet. According to Grove's Dictionary, the symphony "reveals an extraordinarily accomplished talent for a 17-year-old student, in melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration." Bizet started work on the symphony on 29 October 1855, four days after turning 17, and finished it roughly a month later. (…) The symphony was immediately hailed as a youthful masterpiece on a par with Felix Mendelssohn's overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, written at about the same age, and quickly became part of the standard Romantic repertoire. It received its first recording on 26 November 1937, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Walter Goehr.
Jean-Luc Tingaud, RTE National Symphony Orchestra - Bizet: Roma, Patrie Overture (2015)

Jean-Luc Tingaud, RTE National Symphony Orchestra - Bizet: Roma, Patrie Overture (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 184 MB
Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8573344 | 2nd March 2015

The success of Bizet’s opera Carmen has overshadowed the rest of his output, but this fascinating orchestral programme, which includes a number of seldom performed works, reveals more of his talent for writing colourful, atmospheric and melodic music. The Overture in A was Bizet’s first orchestral work and unperformed in his lifetime, while the Marche funèbre was originally the prelude to an opera about love and vengeance, now lost. The dramatic overture Patrie captures the mood following the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, while the Petite suite is a set of orchestrations of movements from Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games). Conceived in Italy as a symphony, after Bizet had won the Prix de Rome, Roma occupied the composer for 11 years before the final version heard here.
Bizet - L'Arlésienne-Suiten & Carmen-Suite - Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (1985)

Bizet - L'Arlésienne-Suiten & Carmen-Suite - Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (1985)
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (image) | 1 CD | Size: 237 MB | scans @ 600dpi | TT 45:21 | RS/FP/OR
Classical | Released: 1985 | Polydor/Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog # 415 106-2

Bizet composed 27 separate numbers for the L'Arlesienne Symphony and compiled the First Suite.
The Second Suite was put together after Bizet's death. Intermezzi by Mascagni, Verdi, Puccini, Wolf-Ferrari, Schmidt, Massenet.
The suite from Carmen, extracted after Bizet's death, contains orchestral settings of some of the opera's most famous passages
George Bizet (Paavo Jaervi) - Symphony In C (Jeux Denfants, Roma) (2010)

George Bizet (Paavo Jaervi) - Symphony In C (Jeux Denfants, Roma) (2010)
MP3 VBR 181 kbps | 13 Tracks | ~98 MB | 2010-11-01 | No Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Total Playing Time: 75:53 min

Paavo Jarvi conducts the Orchestre de Paris in a couple of Bizet favorites, plus one of his less well-known orchestral works. Bizet never envisioned the Symphony in C being performed, much less becoming his most popular work besides Carmen (which he also never knew would be as popular as it is) and other stage works. The Petite Suite, drawn from five selections from the piano duet suite Jeux denfants, is not as familiar, but it is still heard far more often than the final work on this recording, Roma. Roma was a disappointment for Bizet. It began as a symphony representing Italian cities he had visited. It was revised a couple of times, and performed in different versions, but it never really gelled into a full-fledged symphony.

Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 2, 2016
Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]

Clearlight - Infinite Symphony (2003) [Digipak]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 432 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 172 Mb | Scans | 64 Mb | Time: 01:06:51
Clearlight Music | C8M-008
Symphonic Progressive Rock, Fusion

Cyrille Verdeaux and Clearlight re-visit and expand upon 'Clearlight Symphony'. Totally new recording featuring a wide range of instrumentation. The playing of Didier (the only Gong member who has made it onto this release from the trio of Gongsters on the original) distinctively glows as always.

Disney Baby Einstein - Baby's Holiday Symphony (2008)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 1, 2016
Disney Baby Einstein - Baby's Holiday Symphony (2008)

Disney Baby Einstein - Baby's Holiday Symphony (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 171 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 75 mb
Genre: Christmas, children's

Baby's Holiday Symphony is the 2008 album by Disney Baby Einstein. It is a Christmas disc made specifically for babies/infants, almost used as lullaby music. Baby Einsten is a line of multimedia products and toys made for kids aged 1 month to 11 years old, made by a division of Disney. The music is meant to be key to "Where Discovery Begins", or a child's first music but is for children of all ages.
Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 535MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Spartacus Records

Tommy Smith, the great Scottish saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, studied classical orchestration in the 1990s, and has played in plenty of challenging jazz/classical settings. But Modern Jacobite is his most ambitious journey yet, centred on an intricately woven three-movement symphonic work inspired by the Jacobite uprisings; it is bookended by a rapturous tenor-sax improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and by Chick Corea’s famous Children’s Songs interleaved with Smith’s own Bairn’s Songs as personal variations on the same theme. The Jacobite pieces embrace violent, cinematic soundscapes for slewing brass and thundering percussion; deep cello themes that segue into pulsating tenor-sax ruminations; Scottish folk dances that become pipe-toned tenor jigs.

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB | 00:45:24
Celtic, Vocal, Easy Listening, Christmas | Label: Legacy Recordings | Release Year: 2014

Released to coincide with the international singing group's 20-city North American tour of the same name (it's also their first ever full-on symphony orchestra tour), 2014's Holiday Symphony finds Celtic Thunder rumbling through a set of Yuletide selections that are delivered with group's usual mix of elegance and orchestral bombast. The 18-track set features an engaging mix of holiday standards like "Away in a Manger," "Carol of the Bells," and "O Come All Ye Faithful," and more eclectic offerings like a cover of the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and a lovely rendition of the sacred polyphonic 16th century Latin Christmas carol "Gaudete."

VA - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: A Symphonic Christmas (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 27, 2016
VA - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: A Symphonic Christmas (2016)

VA - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: A Symphonic Christmas (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:55 | 178 Mb
Genre: Classical Music, Instrumental, Easy Listening / Label: ABC Music

Take the majesty of a symphony orchestra, add a 100-voice choir, stir in your favourite festive tunes and sprinkle over a large pinch of musical magic. The result? The very finest kind of Symphonic Christmas. Recorded live at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, and featuring conductor, arranger and pianist Bramwell Tovey, this is a truly delightful album that captures the Christmas spirit with an incredible range of music – from a tear-jerking and intimate I’ll Be Home for Christmas (with violin and piano), to the rousing chorus in God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen – with an expected twist!