Bizet (1838 – 1875) was a French composer best known for his opera Carmen, which is regarded as one of the most important works in the entire opera literature. Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, which has since secured his reputation. Bizet’s marriage to Geneviève Halévy was intermittently happy and produced one son. After his death, his work, apart from Carmen, was generally neglected. Bizet’s birth in Paris on 25 October 1838, the eldest child of Adolphe Bizet (1799–1862) and Louise-Cécile Boudet (1806–1875), was followed by the birth of three more children in successive years. Bizet’s father was a professor of solfège at the Conservatoire de Paris and his mother was a respected pianist. Bizet had piano lessons from an early age, but where he learned to play the violin and how he was exposed to the rich musical life of Paris are unknown. Bizet’s father died in 1862, leaving his mother to bring up her four children by herself. Bizet later drew on memories of his childhood in several of his compositions.
George Gershwin – I Got Plenty O Nuttin Piano Sheet Music George Gershwin’s “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’” was featured in Porgy and Bess, a George and Ira Gershwin musical which debuted on Broadway in 1935. The song is sung by the protagonist of George and Ira Gershwin’s opera, Porgy. The song is significant because