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Bizet in Rome

Donald Macleod follows the young Bizet to Rome after he won the Prix de Rome at the Paris Conservatoire in 1857.

Donald Macleod focuses on the life and work of Georges Bizet. In today's programme we follow the young Bizet to Rome after he won the big prize at the Paris Conservatoire. Once there, Bizet set about shrugging off the influence of his mentor, Charles Gounod, as well as the strict rules imposed by the Prix de Rome. Bizet's years in Italy were fruitful and we'll hear some of the many works he began there, as well as more from his most famous opera Carmen, with a twist.

1 hour

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  • Georges Bizet

    Clovis et Clotilde - cantata

    Performer: Jean-Claude CASADESUS - Percussion Performer: Lille National Orchestra

    • MUSIFRANCE.
    • 2292-45016-2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Te Deum for soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra

    Performer: Jean-Claude CASADESUS - Percussion

    • NAXOS.
    • 8.572270.
  • Georges Bizet

    Don Procopio - opera buffa in 2 acts

    Conductor: Bruno AMADUCCI Performer: Les TALENS LYRIQUES ORCHESTRA

    • Chant du Monde.
    • LDC 278914.
  • Georges Bizet

    Ouvre ton coeur [from "Vasco de Gama"], arr. for voice and piano [orig. for voice and orch

    Performer: Ann MURRAY - Mezzo-soprano (Mezzo-soprano) Performer: Graham JOHNSON - Piano (Piano)

    • Hyperion.
    • CDA66976.
  • Georges Bizet

    Roma - symphonic suite

    Conductor: Lamberto GARDELLI Performer: Munich Radio Orchestra

    • ORFEO.
    • c-184 891.

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