In almost all available English-language biographies, serious errors abound, often informed by romantic misconceptions surrounding the life of this remarkable musician. First published in 1991, Christoph Schwandt's Georges Bizet: A Biography is now widely recognized as the definitive work on this misunderstood composer's life. Drawing on significant recent research gathered for the revised and augmented 2011 German edition-now translated into English by Cynthia Klohr-Schwandt rewrites and restores the historical record concerning Bizet's achievements and contributions to the world of music.
This work is ideal for students and scholars of opera history and aficionados of what many consider one of the world's greatest operas ever written.
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About the Author
Translator Cynthia Klohr teaches philosophy at universities in Karlsruhe, Germany. She has translated several books and essays in philosophy, psychology, the theory and history of science, and music. She is translator for Scarecrow Press of Hans Von Bulow's Letters to Johannes Brahms: A Research Edition (2011) and Hermann Levi: From Brahms to Wagner (2012).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Eclipsed by His Own Masterpiece 1
Chapter 2 The Boy at the Conservatory, 1848-1855 5
Chapter 3 Skill, Knowledge, and Ideas, 1855-1856 19
Chapter 4 Off to Rome for Clovis and Clotilde, 1856-1859 27
Chapter 5 Instead of a Mass, an Opera Buffa, 1859 37
Chapter 6 Vasco da Gama and Roma, 1859-1860 45
Chapter 7 Back in the Capital, 1861-1862 51
Chapter 8 Ivan the Terrible and Leila, 1863-1865 59
Chapter 9 Arrangements and Rhine Romanticism, 1865-1866 69
Chapter 10 A Gypsy in Scotland, 1866-1868 77
Chapter 11 No New Opera, but Marriage and War, 1868-1871 89
Chapter 12 Masterpieces-Jeux d'enfants and Djamileh, 1871-1872 99
Chapter 13 Successful Music for a Failed Play, 1872-1873 107
Chapter 14 Carmen, an Opéra Comique 117
Selected Bibliography 135
Title Index 137
Name Index 139