Bizet (Master Musicians Series) by Hugh Macdonald

By Hugh Macdonald

at the present time Georges Bizet is so much instantly well-known because the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. the most often played operas for over a century, Carmen explores innovations reminiscent of the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, colour, and a wealth of melody. but it's only one act in Bizet's tale. In Bizet, popular musicologist Hugh Macdonald is going past the composer's most renowned opera to take an in-depth examine his whole lifestyles and oeuvre. In so doing, Macdonald identifies a few formerly unknown items via Bizet, assembling the 1st entire catalogue of the composer's work.

Incorporating those little-known items with an intensive interpreting of fundamental assets, Macdonald considers the newest in Bizet scholarship to create a whole biography of the composer. Revealing the real quantity of Bizet's paintings as arranger and transcriber, Macdonald sheds mild at the composer's complicated relationships along with his contemporaries, and lines the unusual misrepresentation of Bizet's paintings through French publishers and opera homes within the Eighties, while Carmen rose to world wide recognition ten years after the composer's early dying. the 1st biography of Bizet within the grasp Musicians sequence in approximately 4 many years, Bizet can be crucial examining for college students and students of nineteenth-century opera, in addition to for Carmen devotees and opera fans.

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