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Georges Bizet

October 17, 2008

rediscovering a once-forgotten gem

Georges Bizet's Symphony in C sat on a shelf at the Paris Conservatory for 80 years before it was discovered. Bizet wrote it while he was a student there. The world didn't find out about it until long after his death. We'll hear a performance of this teen-aged masterpiece by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Francis Poulenc
    Divertissement from the Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano
    Pianist Charles Wadsworth with musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Sergei Prokofiev
    March from "The Love for Three Oranges"
    Violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk
    Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ekaterina Walter Kune
    "Fantasy on Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin"
    Harpist Emmanuel Ceysson
    Performing Arts Center, Athens, Georgia
  • Georges Bizet
    Symphony in C
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Isaac Stern Auditorium, New York City
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    "Gulliver Suite in D for Two Violins"
    Violinists Ida Kavafian and Arnaud Sussman
    The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City

hour 2

  • Bohuslav Martinu
    "Magical Bag" from the ballet, "Spalicek"
    The Prague Chamber Orchestra
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Selections from "Nais"
    The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Carl Nielsen
    Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
    The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
    Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, Virginia
  • Josef Myslivecek
    Symphony in F
    The Prague Chamber Orchestra with conductor Pavel Safarik
    Dvorak Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
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