Georges Bizet


WD41, Op. 19

About this work...

Commissioned by conductor Jules Étienne Pasdeloup during 1873 and composed during the early part of the winter that followed, Georges Bizet's "Patrie" Overture was a smash hit when first performed on February 15, 1874. It was conceived as a musical testimonial to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, and thus keyed in ... read more