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Le carnaval de Londres, Op 172
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'Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix & other works' (CDH55168)
Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix & other works
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Movement 01: Bal – Ouverture
Track 19 on CDH55168 [1'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 02: Polly
Track 20 on CDH55168 [1'50] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 03: Peachum
Track 21 on CDH55168 [1'05] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 04: Mrs Peachum
Track 22 on CDH55168 [0'47] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 05: Filch
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Movement 06: Danse de Filch
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Movement 07: Deuxième Danse de Filch
Track 25 on CDH55168 [1'17] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 08: Mazurka
Track 26 on CDH55168 [1'06] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 09: Lucy
Track 27 on CDH55168 [1'52] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 10: Masques
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Movement 11: Mackie (Macheath)
Track 29 on CDH55168 [1'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 12: Chelsea
Track 30 on CDH55168 [1'08] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 13: Sur la Tamise (On the Thames)
Track 31 on CDH55168 [1'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 14: Gigue
Track 32 on CDH55168 [0'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 15: Romance
Track 33 on CDH55168 [0'54] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 16: Danse des gueux (Beggars' dance)
Track 34 on CDH55168 [1'05] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 17: Rosy
Track 35 on CDH55168 [1'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 18: Amoureux (Lovers)
Track 36 on CDH55168 [1'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 19: Jeannette pat' en l'air
Track 37 on CDH55168 [0'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 20: Cabaret
Track 38 on CDH55168 [0'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 21: Deuxième gigue
Track 39 on CDH55168 [0'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 22: Valse
Track 40 on CDH55168 [0'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 23: Arrêt du cortège (The procession stops)
Track 41 on CDH55168 [1'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 24: Petite marche
Track 42 on CDH55168 [1'01] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 25: La tour de Londres (The Tower of London)
Track 43 on CDH55168 [1'08] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 26: Final
Track 44 on CDH55168 [1'40] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Le carnaval de Londres, Op 172
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In the years 1935 to 1937 much of Milhaud’s work was written for the theatre, including three Shakespeare scores within twelve months. These were Julius Caesar (December 1936), Romeo and Juliet (April 1937) and Macbeth (November 1937, for the Old Vic in London). Romeo and Juliet was given in Paris by the Théâtre du Mathurins on 7 June 1937 in a translation by Jouve and Pitoëff as part of a British season to mark both the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the previous month and the International Paris Exhibition. Milhaud wrote several works to celebrate the Exhibition and spent the rest of the summer largely in Provence preparing, among other things, to celebrate his parents’ golden wedding by conducting a concert on Radio Marseille which included the premiere of his Cantate nuptiale, dedicated to his parents who heard the broadcast at home in Aix – a secret kept from them until transmission. Two weeks later Milhaud was in Venice to conduct the premiere of his Suite provençale, and on returning to Provence immediately continued work on an adaptation of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera for Radio Marseille, done into French by Henri Fluchère.

As was Milhaud’s custom, no sooner had he completed his arrangements of Gay’s ballad-opera than he utilized several of the tunes in a concert work for small orchestra (single wind, timpani, harp, percussion and strings), calling it Le carnaval de Londres and completing it by the end of September. Milhaud conducted the broadcast premiere of his version of The Beggar’s Opera on Radio Marseille; Manuel Rosenthal conducted the first performance of Le carnaval de Londres in 1939 at a Revue Musicale concert. As with Le carnaval d’Aix, it is not necessary to know the story of the seminal work to appreciate the skill and charm, the beauty and allure of this enchanting work, whose joie de vivre is so typical of this composer at his most light-hearted. His settings of the old themes, and folk material – notably Lillibulero – are accomplished with considerable affection and artistry.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1992

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Details for CDH55168 track 38
Cabaret
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-59438
Duration
0'22
Recording date
24 January 1992
Recording venue
Blackheath Concert Halls, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Christopher Palmer
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix & other works (CDA66594)
    Disc 1 Track 38
    Release date: November 1992
    Deletion date: June 2004
    Superseded by CDH55168
  2. Milhaud: Le Carnaval d'Aix & other works (CDH55168)
    Disc 1 Track 38
    Release date: June 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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