Bizet (Master Musicians Series) by Hugh Macdonald

By Hugh Macdonald

this day Georges Bizet is such a lot instantly well-known because the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. the most usually played operas for over a century, Carmen explores innovations equivalent 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 renowned opera to take an in-depth examine his whole existence and oeuvre. In so doing, Macdonald identifies a couple of formerly unknown items via Bizet, assembling the 1st entire catalogue of the composer's work.

Incorporating those little-known items with an intensive analyzing of basic resources, Macdonald considers the most recent in Bizet scholarship to create an entire biography of the composer. Revealing the real volume of Bizet's paintings as arranger and transcriber, Macdonald sheds gentle at the composer's advanced relationships together with his contemporaries, and strains the unusual misrepresentation of Bizet's paintings via French publishers and opera homes within the Eighties, while Carmen rose to all over the world recognition ten years after the composer's early loss of life. the 1st biography of Bizet within the grasp Musicians sequence in approximately 4 many years, Bizet might 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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