Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 17 November 2014

What did Bizet have to do with Ossian? New Catalogue Reveals All ... *

We've just heard about a new online publication:-  

The Bizet Catalogue

"Compiled by Hugh Macdonald and managed by the Humanities Digital Workshop at Washington University, St Louis.
"This is primarily a list of Bizet's works, providing essential information about the history and content of each one. It gives information on manuscript and printed sources, on documentary materials relating to the composition, performance and publication of each work, and is intended to provide a full historical documentation of Bizet's work as composer and transcriber." 
* Bizet, plainly intrigued by James Macpherson's Highland Ossianic tales, wrote an overture, La Chasse d'OssianThe work is now lost.  Click the link to find out what's known about it!

We are the Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, here to help our performing artists with their teaching and learning information needs.  Our thanks go to Jennifer Ward , of the IAML Web Team, for pointing us towards this Bizet resource.

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