Carmen Fantasy

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Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet (arr. Sostac)

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Subtitle: For Flute and Wind Ensemble, on Themes from the Opera by Georges Bizet

General Info

Year: 1875 / 2011
Duration: c. 12:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: David Shostac
Cost: Score and Parts - Inquire of publisher


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Program Notes

The Carmen Fantasy - Suite was given its premiere performance at the 2002 National Flute Association convention in Washington, D.C., by David Shostac, accompanied by Eric Charnofsky. An orchestral version was premiered with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2009.

Composed and arranged by Mr. Shostac, it emphasizes the Gypsy-Flamenco style typical of southern Spain, and also features several well-known themes from Bizet’s beloved opera that are not in other Carmen Fantasies. It contains much new material, including virtuoso variations for the flute on the above. Mr. Shostac was inspired by, and incorporates parts of, the Carmen Fantasy by François Borne in this work.

- Program note pertaining to the piano accompaniment arrangement by publisher


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  • San Jose (Calif.) Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor; Isabelle Chapuis, flute) – 20 October 2019
  • Walnut Creek (Calif.) Concert Band (Harvey Benstein, conductor) – 8 March 2016
  • California State Northridge Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor; David Shostac, flute) - 7 March 2013
  • Los Angeles Pierce Symphonic Winds (Stephen Piazza, conductor; David Shostac, flute) - 21 October 2012

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