Gounod - Cantatas & Sacred Music (CD + Book) | Bru Zane ES10308RSK

Gounod - Cantatas & Sacred Music (CD + Book)

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Label: Bru Zane

Cat No: ES10308RSK

Format: CD + Book

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th January 2018

Contents

Artists

Flemish Radio Choir
Brussels Philharmonic

Conductor

Herve Niquet

Works

Gounod, Charles

Christus factus est
Fernand
Hymne sacre
La vendetta
Marie Stuart et Rizzio
Messe de Saint-Louis-des-Francais
Messe vocale

Artists

Flemish Radio Choir
Brussels Philharmonic

Conductor

Herve Niquet

About

An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for soloists and orchestra, including Marie Stuart et Rizzio and La Vendetta, which he never had the opportunity to hear in performance. Revealed for the first time, these three cantatas, fine examples of French Romanticism, show a young composer with a remarkable  air for opera. In the end Fernand won him the coveted prize, carrying with it the privilege of a three-year stay (from 1840) at the Villa Medici in Rome. While there he produced several sacred compositions, which have also remained unknown until now. His splendid Messe vocale for unaccompanied choir, written in a neo-Palestrinian style, deserves a place on the programme of every vocal ensemble.

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