Georges Bizet

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Born: 25 October 1838 — Paris — France
Died: 3 June 1875 — Bougival — France
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Bizet’s best-known work is undoubtedly his opera “Carmen”, which he composed not long before he died. He didn’t live long enough to witness the success of it. Another of his operas, which is performed occasionally, is “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers).

In 1935 Bizet’s symphony in C was discovered. It has four parts: 1. Allegro vivo; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro Vivace; 4. Allegro Vivace (only on Philips 476 741 7 Australia). It was first played in 1935. (Contribution by <peter(at)>.)


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30 September 1863: Premiere of Les Pêcheurs de Perles, in Paris, France.
26 December 1867: Premiere of La Jolie Fille de Perth, in Paris, France.
3 March 1875: Premiere of Carmen, in Paris, France.
26 February 1935: Premiere of Symphony no. 1 in C major, in Basel, Switzerland.

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Dying days:
(1627) Heinrich Schütz: Premiere of Dafne, in Torgau, Germany.
(1909) Milii Balakirev: Premiere of Symphony no. 2 in d minor, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
(1948) André Jolivet: Premiere of the Concerto for Ondes Martenot and Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria.
(1953) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Livre d'Orgue, Stuttgart, Germany, with Messiaen at the organ.
(1963) Iannis Xenakis: Premiere of Stratégie, in Venice, Italy.

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[details ←] Church Piano Music, piano,
[details ←] Carmen (Opera in 4 Acts), english horn, trombone, trumpet, percussion, harp, piccolo, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] My Favorite Duet Album, piano,
[details ←] Let Us Have Music for Piano-Vol. 2, piano,
[details ←] The Rafael Mendez Collection, piano, trumpet,
[details ←] Themes From Carmen (Easy Piano No.41), piano,
[details ←] Canons: Viola Book, viola, violin, double bass, cello,
[details ←] Canons, violin,
[details ←] Variations on ’Carmen’, clarinet, piano,
[details ←] Carmen, vocal,
[details ←] Les Pecheurs de Perles, vocal,
[details ←] A Carmen Celebration, piano,
[details ←] Farandole, concert band,
[details ←] Farandole, concert band,
[details ←] Farandole from ’L’arlesienne Suite No. 2’, orchestra,
[details ←] Farandole from ’L’arlesienne Suite No. 2’, viola, orchestra, violin, piano, double bass, cello,
[details ←] L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
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