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Magdalena Kozená's
Carmen -
recommended by
GERALD FENECH

'... sheer and utter brilliance in every department.'

Bizet: Carmen. Simon Rattle. Berliner Philharmoniker. © 2012 EMI Records Ltd

Simon Rattle may not perhaps be associated with works of this type, but he certainly turns out a performance of Bizet's Carmen to be proud of. Comparisons with more famous versions such as those by Beecham (also on EMI) and Solti (on Decca) demonstrate that Rattle has applied a more traditionalist view to this evergreen work. With a choice cast of soloists he really hits the nail on the head in every respect...

Copyright © 8 December 2012 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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