The Gounod Edition | Warner 9029564887

The Gounod Edition

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 9029564887

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 15

Release Date: 8th June 2018

Contents

Artists

Placido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Nicolai Gedda
Edda Moser
Kurt Moll
Alfredo Kraus
Catherine Malfitano
Alain Vanzo
Regine Crespin
Barbara Hendricks
Marilyn Horne
Felicity Lott
Rolando Villazon
Jose Carreras
Gerard Souzay
Jose van Dam
Nadine Denize
John Aler

Conductors

Georges Pretre
Giuseppe Patane
Michel Plasson
Michel Corboz
Jean-Claude Hartemann
John Barbirolli

Works

Gounod, Charles

Absence
Aimons-nous
Au printemps
Au rossignol
Ave Maria (after J S Bach)
Ce que je suis sans toi
Cinq Mars
» Nuit resplenlissante
Crepuscule
D'un coeur qui t'aime
Envoi de fleurs
Fables de La Fontaine (2)
Faust
L'Absent
L'Arithmetique
La Reine de Saba
» Faiblesse de la race humaine ...Inspirez-moi, race divine
» Plus grand dans son obscurite
La siesta
Les deux pigeons
Le soir
Ma belle amie est morte
Margarete (highlights)
Medje (Chanson arabe)
Messe Chorale
Mireille
Mors et vita: sacred trilogy
O ma belle Rebelle
Ou voulez-vous aller? 'Barcarolle'
Petite Symphonie pour vents
Polyeucte
» Stances: Source delicieuse
Priere
Quanti Mai
Romeo et Juliette
Sapho
» Hero sur la tour solitaire (Act 1)
» O ma lyre immortelle
Serenade
Si la mort est le but
Solitude
St Cecilia Mass (Messe Solennelle de Sainte Cecile)
Symphony no.1 in D major
Symphony no.2 in E flat major
Venise
Viens! Les gazons sont verts

Artists

Placido Domingo
Mirella Freni
Nicolai Ghiaurov
Nicolai Gedda
Edda Moser
Kurt Moll
Alfredo Kraus
Catherine Malfitano
Alain Vanzo
Regine Crespin
Barbara Hendricks
Marilyn Horne
Felicity Lott
Rolando Villazon
Jose Carreras
Gerard Souzay
Jose van Dam
Nadine Denize
John Aler

Conductors

Georges Pretre
Giuseppe Patane
Michel Plasson
Michel Corboz
Jean-Claude Hartemann
John Barbirolli

About

Charles Gounod was one of the most prominent French composers of his time, admired by such figures as Bizet, Fauré, Massenet, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. Among the recordings in this 15-CD edition are star-studded complete recordings of three of his operas, with Faust additionally represented by highlights from its German version, Margarethe. The rarely-heard oratorio Mors et Vita stands as a mighty pillar of a collection that also includes the much-loved Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile, the composer’s two symphonies and a fascinating treasury of arias, songs and instrumental music.

This 15-CD boxset pays tribute to the great French composer Charles Gounod (1818-1893), whose 200th anniversary of birth will be celebrated on 17 June 2018. This is the most comprehensive boxset dedicated to Gounod ever released. It includes three operas: his masterpiece Faust in the historic version by Georges Prêtre and Plácido Domingo, a highlights version sung in German by Gedda, Moser and Moll, and Roméo et Juliette and Mireille by the French conductor Michel Plasson and Alfredo Kraus (1st) and Mirella Freni (2nd). They are completed by some other opera arias, a great selection of 26 songs, three sacred works including the well-known Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile and the only version available of Mors et Vita. Then, after a rarity, the Symphony for Wind instruments, the box ends with Gounod’s symphonies.

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