Bizet: Symphony in C; Carmen Suites 1 & 2; Jeux d’Enfants
George Bizet‘s first important work, the Symphony in C was penned when the composer was a mere seventeen years of age! Written while Bizet was studying under Charles Gounod, it was not performed until sixty years after Bizet’s death, at which time it was instantly regarded as a masterpiece. On the other hand Carmen, which was in its initial run at the time of Bizet’s death, was quickly a smash success and remains today as one of the most popular operas. Jeux d’Enfants is perhaps his finest piano work. Find this gem of a symphony along with the Carmen orchestral suites and Jeux d’Enfants on this exciting album. Remarkable performances all, crisply recorded.