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By Hugh Macdonald

this present day Georges Bizet is so much instantly famous because the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. essentially the most often played operas for over a century, Carmen explores recommendations 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, popular 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 couple of formerly unknown items by means of Bizet, assembling the 1st entire catalogue of the composer's work.

Incorporating those little-known items with an intensive examining of fundamental 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 mild at the composer's complicated relationships together with his contemporaries, and strains the unusual misrepresentation of Bizet's paintings through French publishers and opera homes within the Eighties, whilst Carmen rose to around the globe reputation 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 kids and students of nineteenth-century opera, in addition to for Carmen devotees and opera fans.

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