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Georges Bizet - BIZET: SYMPHONY IN C MAJOR WD 33 & L'ARLESIENNE SUITES NOS. 1 & 2

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Symphony in C Major, WD 33: I. Allegro vivo

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Georges Bizet - Symphony in C (1855) [Haitink Concertgebouw]

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The Symphony in C is an early work by the French composer Georges Bizet. According to Grove's Dictionary, the symphony "reveals an extraordinarily accomplished talent for a 17-year-old student, in melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration." Bizet started work on the symphony on 29 October 1855, four days after turning 17, and finished it roughly a month later. It was written while he was studying at the Paris Conservatoire under the composer Charles Gounod, and was evidently a student assignment. Bizet showed no apparent interest in having it performed or published, and the piece was never played in his lifetime. He used certain material from the symphony in later works, however. There is no mention of the work in Bizet's letters, and it was unknown to his earlier biographers. His widow, Geneviève Halévy (1849–1926), gave the manuscript to Reynaldo Hahn, who left it along with other papers to the archives of the conservatory library, where it was found in 1933 by Jean Chantavoine. Soon thereafter, Bizet's first British biographer Douglas Charles Parker (1885–1970) showed the manuscript to the conductor Felix Weingartner, who led the first performance in Basel, Switzerland, on 26 February 1935.

Date of composition 1855
Premiered 1935, February 26th in Basel, Switzerland
Type Symphony
Tonality C Major
Catalogue WD 33
Instruments Orchestra
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Autotranslations beta Georges Bizet: Symphony in C en do majeur, WD 33
Georges Bizet: Symphony in C in do maggiore, WD 33
Georges Bizet: Symphony in C C-dur, WD 33

Georges Bizet - BIZET: SYMPHONY IN C MAJOR WD 33 & L'ARLESIENNE SUITES NOS. 1 & 2

BIZET: SYMPHONY IN C MAJOR WD 33 & L'ARLESIENNE SUITES NOS. 1 & 2 Interpreted by Sir Thomas Beecham 1. Symphony in C Major, WD. 33: I. Allegro vivo 00:00 2. Symphony in C Major, WD. 33: II. Adagio 7:54 3. Symphony in C Major, WD. 33: III. Allegro vivace and Trio 16:55 4. Symphony in C Major, WD. 33: IV. Allegro vivace 21:45 5. Suite No. 1, WD. 40 - L'Arlesienne: I. Prelude 28:30 6. Suite No. 1, WD. 40 - L'Arlesienne: II. Menuet 35:35 7. Suite No. 1, WD. 40 - L'Arlesienne: III. Adagietto 39:08 8. Suite No. 1, WD. 40 - L'Arlesienne: IV. Carillon 42:54 9. Suite No. 2 - L'Arlesienne: I. Pastorale 47:39 10. Suite No. 2 - L'Arlesienne: II. Intermezzo 53:04 11. Suite No. 2 - L'Arlesienne: III. Menuet 57:06 12. Suite No. 2 - L'Arlesienne: IV. Farandole 1:01:03

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Symphony in C Major, WD 33: I. Allegro vivo

Provided to YouTube by Warner Classics Symphony in C Major, WD 33: I. Allegro vivo · Sir Nevile Marriner Bizet: Symphony in C Major, WD 33 & L'Arlésienne Suites Nos 1 & 2 ℗ 2001 WEA International Inc. Orchestra: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Produced by: David Groves Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner Composer: Georges Bizet Auto-generated by YouTube.

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Georges Bizet - Symphony in C (1855) [Haitink Concertgebouw]

Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. Symphony in C Major (1855) 1. Allegro vivo 2. Andante. Adagio (10:52) 3. Allegro vivace (20:26) 4. Finale. Allegro vivace (25:55) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bernhard Haitink The Symphony in C is an early work by the French composer Georges Bizet. According to Grove's Dictionary, the symphony "reveals an extraordinarily accomplished talent for a 17-year-old student, in melodic invention, thematic handling and orchestration." Bizet started work on the symphony on 29 October 1855, four days after turning 17, and finished it roughly a month later. It was written while he was studying at the Paris Conservatoire under the composer Charles Gounod, and was evidently a student assignment. Bizet showed no apparent interest in having it performed or published, and the piece was never played in his lifetime. He used certain material from the symphony in later works, however. There is no mention of the work in Bizet's letters, and it was unknown to his earlier biographers. His widow, Geneviève Halévy (1849–1926), gave the manuscript to Reynaldo Hahn, who left it along with other papers to the archives of the conservatory library, where it was found in 1933 by Jean Chantavoine. Soon thereafter, Bizet's first British biographer Douglas Charles Parker (1885–1970) showed the manuscript to the conductor Felix Weingartner, who led the first performance in Basel, Switzerland, on 26 February 1935. The symphony was immediately hailed as a youthful masterpiece on a par with Felix Mendelssohn's overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, written at about the same age, and quickly became part of the standard Romantic repertoire. It received its first recording on 26 November 1937, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Walter Goehr.

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Bizet - Symphony in C Major

Donald Johanos and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra For information about this work visit http://muswrite.blogspot.com/2011/10/bizet-symphony-in-c-major.html For information about other works visit Musical Musings at : http://muswrite.blogspot.com/

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BIZET - Symphony in C (complete) AVI OSTROWSKY - Bilkent Symphony Orchestra 17.11.2007

BIZET - Symphony in C (complete) AVI OSTROWSKY - Bilkent Symphony Orchestra 17.11.2007

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