Arles: L'Arlésienne by Georges Bizet
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4. Arles: L'Arlésienne by Georges Bizet
Arles in the south of France was home to painter Vincent van Gogh, who produced more than 300 paintings and drawings here. Bizet wrote the incidental music to Daudet's play L'Arlésienne ('The Girl from Arles'), including several folk-like themes and three existing tunes from a folk-music collection published by Vidal of Aix in 1864.