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卡門幻想曲 Carmen Fantasy Op. 25, Sarasate

卡門幻想曲 Carmen Fantasy, Op 25 (1882)

薩拉薩蒂 Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)




The Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25, by Pablo de Sarasate is a violin fantasy on themes from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet.  The version with piano accompaniment played at Wang Hao’s concert was published in 1882.

The Carmen Fantasy is one of Sarasate’s most well known works and is often performed in violin competitions.  Because of its delicate techniques and sanguineous passion inspired by the opera, it is considered to be one of the most challenging and technically demanding pieces for the violin.

The piece contains an adaptation of the Aragonaise, Habanera, an interlude, Seguidilla, and the Gypsy Dance.

Source: Wikipedia (22 April, 2016)

One of the best rendition of this piece is by Gil Shaham, you can listen to it here.


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