Georges Bizet's famously enticing Carmen is well-known, but we are much less familiar with his symphonic music, which is just as bewitching, brimming with exoticism and intoxicating colours. Between this composer’s First Symphony and Fauré’s delicate Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, cellist Bryan Cheng takes us back to Paris in the 1900s with Saint-Saëns' spectacular Second Concerto.
Pelléas et Mélisande, op. 80 (Suite)
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D minor, op. 119
Symphony in C major