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By Hugh Macdonald

ISBN-10: 0199781567

ISBN-13: 9780199781560

at the present time Georges Bizet is such a lot instantly well-known because the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. essentially the most usually played operas for over a century, Carmen explores suggestions corresponding to the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, colour, and a wealth of melody. but it is just one act in Bizet's tale. In Bizet, well known musicologist Hugh Macdonald is going past the composer's most famed opera to take an in-depth examine his complete existence and oeuvre. In so doing, Macdonald identifies a few formerly unknown items via Bizet, assembling the 1st finished catalogue of the composer's work.

Incorporating those little-known items with a radical studying of basic assets, Macdonald considers the newest in Bizet scholarship to create a whole biography of the composer. Revealing the real volume of Bizet's paintings as arranger and transcriber, Macdonald sheds gentle at the composer's complicated relationships along with his contemporaries, and strains the unusual misrepresentation of Bizet's paintings by means of French publishers and opera homes within the Eighties, whilst Carmen rose to around the world acceptance ten years after the composer's early dying. the 1st biography of Bizet within the grasp Musicians sequence in approximately 4 many years, Bizet may be crucial analyzing for college students and students of nineteenth-century opera, in addition to for Carmen devotees and opera fans.

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