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Bizet — Carmen Suite No. 2, Habanera
Album: Carmen
Avg rating:
8.2

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Total ratings: 1115









Released: 1875
Length: 2:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(instrumental)
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 drewd wrote:
Pretty risqué cover art for back in 1875. Quite scandalous for 19th century sensibilities...
 

Yes but pretty typical for 1973 when this was recorded!  
Pretty risqué cover art for back in 1875. Quite scandalous for 19th century sensibilities...
 Btravelen wrote:

There are apparently, at least,  3 tRumpies 'listening' to RP 😁
 

Stupid is not a thing of which to be proud.
 Kaw wrote:
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.
 
You win most stupid comment of the day. Congratulations. 
 Kaw wrote:
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.
 
You win most stupid comment of the day. Congratulations.
 Kaw wrote:
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.
 
You win most stupid comment of the day. Congratulations.
 Kaw wrote:
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.
 
If it hadn't been Trump's, it would have been Bill Clinton's hand (in the WH again).  The hand would be easily identifiable as a finger would be clearly bent.
 Kaw wrote:
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.
 
There are apparently, at least,  3 tRumpies 'listening' to RP 😁
Bad News Bears!
 flavaflav wrote:
10.
 
Nothing else.
10.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JQ8yF04y9o

Later in this episode, Gilligan repeatedly sings the Hamlet lyrics while settling in for the night.  An annoyed Skipper throws Gilligan off his hammock and bellows, "And that is the answer that you get... from... me!"  And that was my introduction to this piece.
I'm gettin' me some red gloves
 Baron77 wrote:
Who else thinks of that Grapefruit from Sesame Street?  
 

That grapefruit horrifies and haunts me to this day.
and I'm 8 years old again....  The Bad News Bears... That's what I see every time i hear this.
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:
Bill you magnificent bastard!

 Did you read his book?

 Jeffrey wrote:
I want my shirt!  He wants his shirt!


 
I won't be happy without my shirt!
good music, good art.  what's not to like?
Bill you magnificent bastard!
Va va va voom!  I'm gonna start going to classical gigs more often! 
 Kaw wrote:
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.

 
Beat me to it. Exactly what I was gonna write! 

(Insert Tom Hanks laugh)
Sorry, what were you playing?
The first act of Carmen is among the best in all of opera.
 ariadne223 wrote:

Heck yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8TqOTe3ODc

 

 
I credit that bit for at least 50% of my love of classical music and the beginning of my obsession with Carmen.  In my heart, Jim Henson was at least as significant an artist as Bizet. 
 Baron77 wrote:
Who else thinks of that Grapefruit from Sesame Street?  

 
Heck yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8TqOTe3ODc

 
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:

This is what you get at an eclectic radio station. If it isn't working for you, there is a PSD button. Personally, I love having it mixed in appropriately!

 
I couldn't agree more. I love the mix.
That is the first rather NSFW cover I've seen here. Luckily I have quick scrolling skills.
Legends say that the right bottom hand is that of Trump. Historians generally disagree. Trumps hand is smaller they say.
Darn hot women from 1875.
Gratuitous album art but still like the music. And the album art. 
Who else thinks of that Grapefruit from Sesame Street?  
 richlister wrote:
Best Album cover, EVER. Full stop.

 
I don't remember that scene in the opera though.
 dwlangham wrote:
The cover is a blatant attempt to appeal to something other than our more refined sensibilities. Which is why I'm giving it a 10.

 
{#Roflol} The Wikipedia entry on the opera is enlightening. For sure, Carmen is painted as a temptress so that might justify the cover, for all its tackiness, but the opera deals with weightier themes than just sexual desire.

The opera, written in the genre of opéra comique with musical numbers separated by dialogue, tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the wiles of the fiery Gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his childhood sweetheart and deserts from his military duties, yet loses Carmen's love to the glamorous toreador Escamillo, after which José kills her in a jealous rage. The depictions of proletarian life, immorality and lawlessness, and the tragic death of the main character on stage, broke new ground in French opera and were highly controversial.
AHHH, a little Carmen.   Makes me want to see another of the many films of the opera.  
 helgigermany wrote:
I love classic music though, but not here ,please!

 
This is what you get at an eclectic radio station. If it isn't working for you, there is a PSD button. Personally, I love having it mixed in appropriately!
 helgigermany wrote:
I love classic music though, but not here ,please!

 
I couldn't disagree more!
{#Boohoo}
 Spliff wrote:
She looks pretty good for 138.

 
{#Lol}
I've loved classical since seeing A Clockwork Orange but based on the album cover I have a whole new appreciation for it!!
Best Album cover, EVER. Full stop.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Bill's getting us ready for the women's figure skating in the winter Olympics. Someone skates to this every time. 

 
and wears an outfit almost as revealing . . . can you say wardrobe malfunction?
Bill's getting us ready for the women's figure skating in the winter Olympics. Someone skates to this every time. 
 helgigermany wrote:
I love classic music though, but not here ,please!

 
Why not? As long as it fits in the playlist-character.... {#Wink}
 Jamunca wrote:
10 for the music... and the cover. 

 
I gave it a 10 but I'd give the cover a 11.  It's pretty hilarious (and Carmen is quite the looker) and would probably turn a whole generation of kids on to racy operas! {#Clap}
The cover is a blatant attempt to appeal to something other than our more refined sensibilities. Which is why I'm giving it a 10.

I want my shirt!  He wants his shirt!


I love classic music though, but not here ,please!
She looks pretty good for 138.
Ahh, yes! This is what makes RP so unique.
Nice change.  Always love Carmen. 
Lovely! 
10 for the music... and the cover.