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Georges Bizet ( 1838 - 1875 )

French composer whose hometown was one of the music meccas of the 19th century, Paris

His legal name was Alexandre Cesar Leopold Bizet, but his family gave him a name he used throughout his music career, Georges

Bizet entered the Paris Conservatorie when he was only nine years old.
It was evident from the start that this young lad would be special.
He distinguished himself by excelling in the piano and music composing disciplines.
By the time he reached seventeen he already had composed the Symphony in C
When he was nineteen he was honored with the much sought after, Prix de Rome

Georges wrote a variety of Musical Styles, including Operas, Cantatas, and incidental music.

Some of his works were as follows: