Bizet's Roma is a confusing piece of music to discuss. Originally conceived as a symphony, it is often considered to be a suite for orchestra (which is the description we give it today). The composition itself took over ten years, and Bizet was never fully satisfied; thus, it is often described as incomplete. We have today, then, the complete incomplete orchestral-suite symphony, Roma. The Orchestra of Bordeaux Aquitaine performs under the baton of Roberto Benzi.