Friday, June 26, 2009

Incidental music to L'Arlésienne by Georges Bizet

James P. Aldworth acrylic on paper 1991
29 x 31 framed
Georges Bizet composed this music for the Alphonse Daudet play (title in English: The Girl from Arles), and the 27 numbers (some very short) were widely panned by critics in its original form. Undaunted, Bizet rearranged his music into two suites, which have since been performed and recorded many times. Fun facts: Music from L'Arlésienne has been appropriated by a wide range of historical figures, from Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

For more information about Bizet's music from L'Arlésienne, click here.
To read more about Georges Bizet, click here.

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