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The unique story of BIZET’S SYMPHONY – concert broadcast LIVE on radio, at the RADIO HALL

Monday, 24 May 2021 , ora 13.03

If we say BIZET, we say "Carmen". But how many of us know that at just 17, Bizet composed a symphony? In just one month, Bizet created Symphony in C Major, while he was a student at the Paris Conservatory, under the guidance of another famous composer in the history of music: Charles Gounod.

But the unique history of Bizet's symphony does not stop here! The composer did not pay much attention to his works. This one was never played during his lifetime and only after his death did his widow donate it to the archives of the Paris Conservatory and the piece was performed for the first time in Basel (Switzerland), in 1935. It instantly became a public success and two years later it was recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Friday, May 21st, from 19 PM, you can listen to Bizet's splendid symphony, LIVE from the RADIO HALL, performed by the NATIONAL RADIO ORCHESTRA.

Under the baton of the Italian conductor DAVID CRESCENZI, the event will also include Concert no. 3 for violin and orchestra bySAINT-SAËNS, performed by the respected violinist GABRIEL CROITORU with the Guarneri violin that belonged to Enescu (instrument administrated by the "George Enescu" National Museum).

The concert will be broadcast LIVE on radio, on all Radio Romania Cultural and Radio Romania Muzical frequencies, and livestreamed online, on the websites of these radio stations.

For other information related to Radio Orchestras and Choirs, please consult the website www.orchestreradio.ro.

Translated by Zofotă Andreea,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu