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The Gounod Edition


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 571553  
Composer:  Charles GounodCamille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Placido DomingoNicolai GhiaurovMirella FreniMichèle Command,   ... 
Conductor:  Georges PrêtreMichel PlassonJean-Claude HartemannMichel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera ChorusParis Opera OrchestraToulouse Capitole Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 15 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Note: A complete tracklist is currently under development. - ArkivMusic

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.
Note: A complete tracklist is currently under development. - ArkivMusic

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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Faust by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Michèle Command (Soprano), Jocelyne Taillon (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone),
Marc Vento (Baritone)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Chorus,  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Length: 189 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Catherine Malfitano (Soprano), José van Dam (Bass),
Gino Quilico (Bass), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (Bass Baritone),
Jocelyne Taillon (Mezzo Soprano), Charles Burles (Tenor), Kurt Ollmann (Baritone),
Jean-Marie Frémeau (Baritone), Roger Trentin (Tenor), Jean-Jacques Doumène (Bass),
Gérard Blatt (Baritone), Marie-Christine Bruneau (Soprano), Marie-Claude Lanot (Mezzo Soprano),
Thierry Dran (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Mid-Pyrénées Region Chorus,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1983 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
Length: 166 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Mireille by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Michèle Command (Soprano), Jean-Jacques Cubaynes (Baritone), Alain Vanzo (Tenor),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), José van Dam (Bass Baritone), Jane Rhodes (Mezzo Soprano),
Christine Barbaux (Soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (Bass), Marc Vento (Baritone)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France 
4.
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Henriette Puig-Roget (Organ), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Heinz Hoppe (Tenor),
Franz Crass (Bass)
Conductor:  Jean-Claude Hartemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  René Duclos Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Venue:  Paris, France 
5.
Mors et vita by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nadine Denize (Mezzo Soprano), John Aler (Tenor), José van Dam (Bass Baritone),
Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1885; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1992 
Venue:  Toulouse, France 
Language: French 
6.
Symphony no 1 in D major by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
7.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; France 
8.
Messe chorale by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Daniel Fuchs (Organ)
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Language: Latin 

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