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Carmen Jones / Georges Bizet ; Oscar Hammerstein II.

Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 (Author). Hammerstein, Oscar, II, 1895-1960 (Added Author). Bennett, Robert Russell, 1894-1981 (Added Author). Smith, Muriel, 1923-1985 (Added Author). Franzell, Carlotta. (Added Author). Saxon, Luther. (Added Author). Bryant, Glenn. (Added Author). Shaw, Robert, 1916-1999 (Added Author). Littau, Joseph. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 audio disc (58 min., 15 sec.) : digital, monophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Decca Broadway, [2003]

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General Note: Musical, based on the opera Carmen: music, Georges Bizet ; lyrics, Oscar Hammerstein II ; new orchestral arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett.
Compact disc.
Program notes and synopsis inserted in container.
Formatted Contents Note: Prelude (1:59) -- Opening scene: Introducing Lift 'em up and put 'em down (Changing of the guard) (2:28) -- Dat's love (Habañera) (3:40) -- You talk just like my Maw (4:16) -- Dere's a café on de corner (Seguidilla) (4:23) -- Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (Gypsy song) (4:06) -- Stan' up and fight (Toreador song) (3:58) -- Whizzin' away along de track (Quintet) (4:18) -- Dis flower (Flower song) (4:06) -- De cards don't lie (Card song) (4:22) -- My Joe (Micaela's air) (4:22) -- Dat's our man (3:29) -- Finale (3:49) -- Bonus track: Beat out dat rhythm on a drum (Kitty Carlisle with Russ Morgan and his Orchestra) (3:05).
[Bonus track]. Carmen fantasy / Bizet, arr. Waxman (Isaac Stern, violin ; orchestra conducted by Franz Waxman) (7:35).
Participant or Performer Note: Original cast recording: Muriel Smith, Carlotta Franzell, Luther Saxon, Glenn Bryant ; supporting soloists ; chorus conducted by Robert Shaw ; orchestra conducted by Joseph Littau.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: Recorded on Jan. 17, 18 & 20, 1944.
Genre: Musicals.

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