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  Bizet
Bizet did win the coveted Prix de Rome for composition in 1857 with the premiere of his sparkling operetta 'Le Docteur Miracle', and the 1867 Premiere of his opera 'La jolie fille de Perth', was also favorably received by press.
Bizet finished the opera in four months and it was produced in September 1863, but received an indifferent reception.
George Bizet was consistently racked by self-doubt and depression, and it was his refusal to give in to his natural inclination to compose from the 'heart', that caused so many of his compositions to be aborted before completion.
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 Georges Bizet
Bizet's exceptional powers as a composer are already apparent in the products of his Conservatoire years, notably the Symphony in C, a work of precocious genius dating from 1855 (but not performed until 1935).
Bizet was convinced that in Djamileh he had found his true path, one which he followed in composing his operatic masterpiece, Carmen.
The opera is the supreme achievement of Bizet and of opéra comique, a genre it has transformed in that Bizet extended it to embrace passionate emotion and a tragic end, purging it of artificial elements and embuing it with a vivid expression of the torments inflicted by sexual passion and jealousy.
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  Georges Bizet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During this period Bizet also wrote the opera La jolie fille de Perth, his well-known L'arlésienne (written as incidental music for a play), and the piano piece Jeux d'enfants (Children's games) He also wrote the romantic opera Djamileh, which is often seen as a percursor to Carmen.
Bizet's best-known work is his 1875 opera, Carmen, which was based on an 1846 novel of the same name by Prosper Mérimée.
Bizet had long suffered from quinsy, a painful inflammation of the tonsils associated with angina and never got to enjoy Carmen's success.
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 Composer Bizet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bizet's first teacher was his father, a noted voice teacher and pianist.
Bizet refused to water-down the material, despite the fear that the opera would alienate the public.
Bizet died in 1875 at the age of 42.
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 GEORGES BIZET - LoveToKnow Article on GEORGES BIZET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bizets masterpiece, Carmen, was brought out at the Opra Comique on the 3rd of March 1875.
The detection of the drama underlying this psychological narrative was in itself a brilliant discovery, and in reconstructing the story in dramatic form the authors produced one of the most famous libretti in the whole range of opera.
The influence exercised by Bizet on dramatic music has been very great, and may be discerned in the realistic works of the young Italian school, as well as in those of his own countrymen.
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 Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet was born in Paris on October 25th, 1838, and was the only son of a family of musicians.
Bizet's most important compositions in the early years were orchestral pieces, in which the matrix which characterized his most famous operas was evident.
Bizet remained in Italy for the entire study period which had been financed by the 'Prix de Rome'.
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 Georges Bizet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Georges Bizet's life was short and full of difficulties, a fact that seems at odds with the enduring success of his final work, Carmen.
Bizet did well in his studies, developing his skills as a pianist (he impressed Franz Liszt with his playing) and as a composer.
Bizet's years in Rome were not very productive, and resulted in few works—only four of which survive.
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
Bizet was born into a musical family, where he received a good early training that led to his entrance into the Paris Conservatory at the age of nine.
Bizet did well in his studies, developing his skills as a pianist (he impressed Franz Liszt with his playing) and as a composer.
Bizet's final years were marked by more problems: ill health and forced service during the Franco-Prussian war took their toll on the composer.
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 Havering Concert Orchestra - Bizet
Georges Bizet was born to musician parents in Paris on October 25, 1838, his father a singing teacher and his mother a gifted pianist.
Bizet and his librettists began work in 1873 though problems began from the outset with outrage from Adolph de Leuven, the Opera-Comiques' other director.
Bizet's librettists also sided with de Leuven and felt that the material (as originally written) was too strong and they feared public outrage.
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 Georges Bizet Biography - famous Georges Bizet Classical collection and Georges Bizet Music Reviews.
Bizet won early success as a composer and initially as a pianist.
Bizet's last opera, Carmen, is among the most famous of all operas, with its realistic Spanish setting and strongly dramatic story.
Bizet's only surviving symphony, written in 1855, was rediscovered and first performed in 1935.
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 Georges Bizet Biography / Biography of Georges Bizet Biography Biography
Bizet's operatic career began less spectacularly with the composition at the age of 18 of a one-act comic opera entitled Le Docteur Miracle.
Here Bizet was not innovative in his musical resources or form, but he created a faultless drama of real people and their passions (based on a story by Prosper Mérimée) expressed through music that is uniformly direct, relevant, colorful, and stamped with a personal accent.
Bizet brooded a good deal over the roles of intuition and reason in artistic creation and how they affected his own work.
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 Bizet Music CD. GEORGES BIZET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bizet was born into a musical family, where he received a good early training that led to his entrance into the Paris Conservatory at the age of nine.
Bizet's years in Rome were not very productive, and resulted in few works -- only four of which survive.
Bizet's final years were marked by more problems: ill health and forced service during the Franco-Prussian war took their toll on the composer.
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 The Epoch Times | George Bizet: Operas of Passion
George Bizet’s desire to create something lasting rather than avant-garde may have stemmed from the fact that he wrote music with the avid approval of his family rather than in retaliation against them.
The only child of musical parents, Bizet, born in Paris in 1838, lived in a happy home with music at its center- so much so that his parents hid books from the youngster because he had such a strong interest in reading and they wanted to prevent him from neglecting his music.
Bizet pronounced it “a definite and a hopeless flop” and became ill. Three months after premiere, on June 3, 1875, Bizet died of cardiac complications.
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 Georges Bizet - an overview of the classical composer
The Halévy family were to have quite an impact on Bizet's life, not least the fact that he was later to marry the professor's daughter Geneviéve and father a son Jaques, perhaps named after his grandfather.
Although many of his coutrymen and fellow musicians were highly nationlistic in their approach to the war, Bizet was far more down-to-earth in his understanding of the real horrors of war.
Above all Bizet aspired to be a composer of Opera, though his numerous (about 30 in total) works for that medium weren't universally successful.
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 bizet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bizet’s been staying at one of our favorite boarding facilities, where day care and daily play time is available.
Bizet has quite a few orthopedic challenges, including hips, knees and elbows that are badly formed and have already started showing signs of arthritic changes.
It appears that Bizet’s condition is far too advanced to be addressed at this point, so we’ve decided to do what we can to make him as comfortable as possible for as long as we can.
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 Learning Center | NYC Opera
Bizet wrote his first major composition, the Symphony in C, in 1855 at the age of seventeen; the symphony is performed frequently today.
Bizet wrote several operas during the next two decades; none was particularly successful except La Jolie Fille de Perth, composed in 1866, loosely based on a novel by Sir Walter Scott.
Bizet's operas from this period show a maturing style that combines a keen dramatic awareness with a refined lyricism.
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 THE ROMANTIC COMPOSER GEORGES BIZET. Essay Sample. Free term papers for college students
Bizet won a number of awards during his time at the Conservatory including First prize in piano when he was fourteen.
Bizet described his illness in a letter to his friend as, "colossal angina, imagine a double pedal from A flat to E flat going through your head from ear to ear".
Shortly before Bizet and his family were to move to the small country town of Bougival, he suffered a severe rheumatic attack, complete with high fever, and total immobility of his arms and legs.
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 Bizet, Djamileh
Bizet found the text difficult to set but accepted the libretto in July 1871, in part because he wished to keep his name before the public until he could return with a full-length work.
Orchestration might involve a tambourine as in Bizet's poetic opening backstage chorus where a tambourine plays an ostinato rhythm and a piano strikingly punctuates the end of each segment with a passage of chromatic descent.
Bizet himself admitted that Djamileh was not a success.
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 MSN Encarta - Bizet
He was born Alexandre Cesar Leopold Bizet in Bougival near Paris, and trained at the Paris Conservatoire under the French composer Jacques Halévy.
Bizet's operas include Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers, 1863), La jolie fille de Perth (Fair Maid of Perth, 1867), and Djamileh (1872).
Bizet was an outstanding dramatist, and his style influenced the realistic, or verismo, school of opera in the later 19th century.
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 Bizet, Georges on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bizet is celebrated for his opera Carmen (1875), based on a story by Mérimée.
Bizet's other works include the operas The Pearlfishers (1863), The Fair Maid of Perth (1867), and Djamileh (1872); Symphony in C Major (1855); and incidental music to Daudet's L'Arlésienne, in the form of two orchestral suites.
Bizet, Bocelli and a bass baritone called BRYN; One of Wales' most popular musical ambassadors Bryn Terfel has teamed up with some other big names for his latest album which contains his favourite classics.
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 The Life and Times of Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet was born in Paris on October 25, 1838, into a family of modest musical pedigree; his mother was a talented pianist, and his father was a singing teacher and aspiring composer.
The happiest time of Bizet's brief life was the two years he spent studying, composing and travelling in Italy, although it was there that he developed his first throat problems.
Despite his mercurial artistic temperament, Bizet was not without courage, and in the summer of 1870 he joined the National Guard to defend the Parisian barricades during France's ill fated war with Prussia.
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 Lesson Tutor: Classical Composers Biography: George Bizet
Bizet was an outstanding student and won many prizes, including one from Offenbach for an operetta.
Bizet has been described as having been a lively, energetic man, with a sense of humor, and a temper — but not a very reflective or philosophical character.
At that moment George Bizet was dying from a heart attack just as his operatic masterpiece was becoming a spectacular success.
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 Bizet french opera free music downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His Manon, where the heroine is convicted of immorality and transported, to die in the American desert, was staged by the Opéra- Comique, as was his treatment of the story of Cinderella, Cendrillon.
Bizet was trained by his parents, who were musical, and admitted to the Paris Conservatoire just before his tenth birthday.
It would be impossible to leave Paris without mention, at least, of the genre of French opéra bouffe in the second half of the 19 th century.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Bizet, Georges
George Bizet (1838-1875), the French composer, was born and lived in Paris, and in his short life mainly wrote operas.
The Opéra Comique theatre was itself changing its practices towards all-sung operas at the time of Bizet, so that Bizet was running against the trend in bringing his opera close to spoken drama, and away from the dignity of opera.
Bizet makes much of the apparent naturalness gained by having offstage unaccompanied music; as when Don José sings offstage as he approaches Lillas Pastia's tavern (Act 2) and as Escamillo goes off into the distance at the end of Act 3.
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 OperaWorld.com's Opera Insights: Georges Bizet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
His student compositions were well-regarded, and by the time he was twenty, Bizet had won several important prizes and moved to Rome.
As a winner of the Prix de Rome, Bizet was required to focus much of his energy on the composition of opera, with opera and vocal works comprising the bulk of his output.
Bizet's personal life was often troubled; his mother died in 1861, soon after his return to Paris.
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 SECOND TO ONE: 'Carmen' is his masterpiece, but Bizet's 'The Pearl Fishers' at the Opera House is still a gem
Bizet was only 24 at the premiere of "The Pearl Fishers" at the Theatre Lyrique in Paris in 1863.
The ultimate tragedy of Bizet's life, however, is not just the operas that have fallen into oblivion but the operas he never got to write.
Bizet died a broken man at age 36, shortly after the disappointing Paris premiere of "Carmen" and shortly before the opera's subsequent triumph in Vienna, which launched Bizet into orbit with the immortals.
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