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Bizet.

By: Macdonald, Hugh.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Master Musicians Series: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (321 p.).ISBN: 9780199781614.Subject(s): Bizet, Georges, -- 1838-1875 | Composers -- France -- Biography | ComposersGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: BizetDDC classification: 780.92 LOC classification: ML410.B62 .M384 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; BIZET; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; List of Illustrations; CHAPTER ONE:1838-1857: Le Docteur Miracle; CHAPTER TWO:1858-1860: Don Procopio; CHAPTER THREE:1860-1863: Les Pêcheurs de perles; CHAPTER FOUR:1864-1865: Ivan IV; CHAPTER FIVE:1866-1867: La Jolie Fille de Perth; CHAPTER SIX:1868-1870: La Coupe du Roi de Thulé; CHAPTER SEVEN:1870-1872: Djamileh; CHAPTER EIGHT:1872-1873: Don Rodrigue; CHAPTER NINE:1873-1875: Carmen; CHAPTER TEN:1875-2014: Life after Death; APPENDIX A:Calendar; APPENDIX B:List of Works; APPENDIX C:Personalia; Select Bibliography; Works Index; Index
Summary: Today Georges Bizet is most immediately recognized as the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. One of the most frequently performed operas for over a century, Carmen explores concepts such as the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, color, and a wealth of melody. Yet it is only one act in Bizet's story. In Bizet, renowned musicologist Hugh Macdonald goes beyond the composer's most famous opera to take an in-depth look at his entire life and oeuvre. In so doing, Macdonald identifies a number of previously unknown pieces by Bizet, assembling the first comprehensive catalogue of
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ML410.B588 M353 1975 William Billings of Boston : ML410.B605 Harrison Birtwistle Studies. ML410.B62 c1992 Georges Bizet, Carmen / ML410.B62 .M384 2014 Bizet. ML410.B643 B43 2011 Carla Bley / ML410.B657 .R384 2014 Understanding Boccherini's Manuscripts. ML410.B66 c2006 Boccherini's body :

Cover; BIZET; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; List of Illustrations; CHAPTER ONE:1838-1857: Le Docteur Miracle; CHAPTER TWO:1858-1860: Don Procopio; CHAPTER THREE:1860-1863: Les Pêcheurs de perles; CHAPTER FOUR:1864-1865: Ivan IV; CHAPTER FIVE:1866-1867: La Jolie Fille de Perth; CHAPTER SIX:1868-1870: La Coupe du Roi de Thulé; CHAPTER SEVEN:1870-1872: Djamileh; CHAPTER EIGHT:1872-1873: Don Rodrigue; CHAPTER NINE:1873-1875: Carmen; CHAPTER TEN:1875-2014: Life after Death; APPENDIX A:Calendar; APPENDIX B:List of Works; APPENDIX C:Personalia; Select Bibliography; Works Index; Index

Today Georges Bizet is most immediately recognized as the composer of the acclaimed opera Carmen. One of the most frequently performed operas for over a century, Carmen explores concepts such as the femme fatale and murderous jealousy with vivacity, color, and a wealth of melody. Yet it is only one act in Bizet's story. In Bizet, renowned musicologist Hugh Macdonald goes beyond the composer's most famous opera to take an in-depth look at his entire life and oeuvre. In so doing, Macdonald identifies a number of previously unknown pieces by Bizet, assembling the first comprehensive catalogue of

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Except for the frequently performed Carmen, the music (and biography) of Georges Bizet (1838-1875) receives scant attention in the Anglophone world. This book does much to bring to a wider audience the entirety of Bizet's oeuvre and life. Macdonald (emer., Washington Univ., St. Louis) presents Bizet's life and career with a real sense of geographic detail, describing the actual neighborhoods in Paris in which Bizet grew up, studied, and worked. Of particular interest are the chapters describing Bizet's musical family, the milieu of the Paris Conservatory, the composer's lesser-known operas and non-operatic works, and Bizet's uncle, who was one of the first proponents of early music. Macdonald includes numerous musical examples of Bizet's lesser-known compositions, and these are extremely useful, as are the appendixes "List of Works" and "Personalia." Released in "The Master Musicians" series, this book is an important addition to the English-language literature on French music. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above. --William E. Grim, Strayer University

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Hugh Macdonald is an acknowledged authority on French music, having edited the complete works of Berlioz (Bärenreiter, 1967-2006) and a number of French operas. He has written books on Berlioz and Scriabin, and his recent Music in 1853: the Biography of a Year has been widely acclaimed. He is also active as a translator of opera and song for performance.

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