Bizet even beats Mozart in battle of the teen geniuses

François Leleux Bizet and Gounod Linn, out now

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Georges Bizet was 17, and a student working on a piano reduction of Charles Gounod’s symphonies, when he wrote his own solitary Symphony. Which then lay undiscovered for 80 years, until a musicologist found it in the vaults of the Paris Conservatoire....

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