American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Bizet, Alexandre César Léopold Known as "Georges.” 1838-1875. French composer known especially for his opera Carmen (1875).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The upper part of a brilliant between the table and the girdle in a full brilliant having 32 facets, and supposed to occupy one third of the depth of the gem.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The upper faceted portion of a brilliant-cut diamond, which projects from the setting and occupies the zone between the girdle and the table. See brilliant, n.
- n. French composer best known for his operas (1838-1875)
“Only a few muffed horn notes in Bizet’s Symphony in C mar the sound quality, and Mr. Karoui takes each ballet at what Londoners cannot help but notice is a terrific lick.)”
“The Bizet is a fine piece, especially for a teenager, about on the scale of one of the first four Schubert symphonies and with a decided Gallic air to it.”
“Fine, I like the Tchaikovsky, and the Bizet is a blazing masterpiece, but I think that's all one-way traffic.”
“He's already working on arrangements for that including a jazz version of Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite which he's retitled Bizet Bee.”
“And I believe that was exactly the idea Bizet had in mind, though, of course, I can't summon his spirit and ask him personally.”
“Here and there, a composer -- such as Bizet and M. Saint-Saëns, or M. d'Indy and his disciples -- will build up symphonies and rhapsodies and very difficult pieces for the piano on the popular airs of Auvergne, Provence, or the”
“Second is Carmen (1949), which distils all the drama of eroticism, love and revenge within Bizet's opera down to to a single act and embodies within its title role the astonishing stage charisma of Petit's wife Renée (Zizi) Jeanmaire for whom the ballet was created.”
“But while Mr. Brook's "La Tragedie de Carmen" distilled Bizet's opera down to its violent, sexual core, "A Magic Flute" came across as lightweight and bland.”
“But despite Bizet's folk-inspired incidental music and Jean-Marc Puissant's expansive background that looked as if its paint strokes and ink washes were meant to suggest the furrowed earth in and around Arles, France, "Carillons" dipped barely a toe in the rustic atmosphere.”
“Martinez has a special fondness for Bizet's opera because Carmen's young rival, the courageous Micaela, was her Met debut role in 2005.”
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