Here are a few lovely YouTube video recordings of Bizet’s Menuet from l’Arlesienne, coming up in this fall’s Winooski Valley District audition (click here for the beginning of the series “Preparing for an Audition”):

There are slight scratches in this older recording, but there are some subtle details that make this performance stand out for me – start at 5:19 for the Menuet (they don’t seem to list the name of the flutist on this):

George Enescu Philharmonic, Solo Flute – Ionut Bogdan Stefanescu,Harp – I.I. Roncea, Valentin Doni – conductor.


Flute: Ulla Miilmann – Harp: Caitriona Yeats – Oboe: Kristine Vestergaard, Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

Kirio Matsuda: