L’Arlésienne Suite from Bizet
The incidental music to Alphonse Daudet’s play L’Arlésienne (usually translated as ‘The Girl from Arles’) was composed by Georges Bizet for the first performance of the play on 1 October 1872 at the Vaudeville Theatre (now a cinema known as the Gaumont Opéra). Bizet himself played the harmonium backstage at the premiere performance.
Christian Zacharias conductor
Recorded for GSOplay 21 April 2017