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Donald Macleod focuses on the years after Bizet's return from Rome, which were characterised by false starts and anxious self-doubt.

Donald Macleod continues his exploration of the life and work of Georges Bizet. The years after Bizet's return from Rome are characterised by false starts and an anxious self-doubt. He abandoned many grand projects and those stage works he completed met with a decidedly lukewarm reception. In this programme we'll hear from three of Bizet's operas on the way to Carmen - La Jolie Fille de Perth, Djamileh and The Pearl Fishers - as well as a version of Carmen unlike any other.

Producer Martin Williams.

1 hour

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  • Georges Bizet

    Grande valse de concert in E flat major for piano

    Performer: Riccardo ZADRA - Piano

    • Gallo.
    • CD 821.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les Pecheurs de perles - opera in 3 acts

    Conductor: Brad COHEN Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-3156.
  • Georges Bizet

    La Jolie fille de Perth - suite (Scenes bohemiennes)

    Conductor: Charles DUTOIT Performer: Montreal S O

    • DECCA.
    • 452-102 2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Guitare for voice and piano

    Performer: Thomas HANS - Piano Performer: Yvi JANICKE - Mezzo-soprano

    • Orfeo.
    • C309 931 A.
  • Georges Bizet

    Djamileh - opera in 1 act

    Conductor: Lamberto GARDELLI Performer: Franco BONISOLLI - Tenor Performer: Jean-Philippe LAFONT - Baritone Performer: Lucia POPP - Soprano Performer: Munich Radio Orchestra

    • ORFEO.
    • C174-881.

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