Conductor, E. Godfrey Brown
Janie Martin (soprano)
Georges Bizet had written operas, including La Jolte Fille de Perth, before the war of 1870, but at that date he was little known and success had not come to him. This overture to Sardou's Patrie (Fatherland) was admittedly inspired by the sufferings of his country during its terrible ordeal in the Franco-German war, and in power and originality it exceeded anything that he had composed hitherto.
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