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Gounod: Faust / Sir Colin Davis, Araiza, Te Kanawa

Davis / Te Kanawa / Araiza / Nesteren
Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001726602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Gounod
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaYevgeny NesterenkoFrancisco AraizaAndreas Schmidt,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the most satisfying performance of Gounod's favourite opera yet to appear in the LP/CD era. Davis has generated just the sense of a live and lively performance seldom found on the rival recordings. He obviously cherishes the work, lavishes immense care on Gounod's felicitous scoring and persuades his Bavarian forces to lift the rhythms in a really Beechamesque manner. It also has one of Philips's most natural, forward and well-balanced recordings with voices in perfect alignment with the orchestra.

-- Gramophone
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This is the most satisfying performance of Gounod's favourite opera yet to appear in the LP/CD era. Davis has generated just the sense of a live and lively performance seldom found on the rival recordings. He obviously cherishes the work, lavishes immense care on Gounod's felicitous scoring and persuades his Bavarian forces to lift the rhythms in a really Beechamesque manner. It also has one of Philips's most natural, forward and well-balanced recordings with voices in perfect alignment with the orchestra.

-- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1.
Faust by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Yevgeny Nesterenko (Bass), Francisco Araiza (Tenor),
Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Pamela Coburn (Soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (Alto),
Gilles Cachemaille ()
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1986 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Faust / Act 1: No.1 Introduction
Faust / Act 1: "Rien!... En vain j'interroge"
Faust / Act 1: No.3 "Mais ce Dieu"
Faust / Act 1: "Me voici!" - "Eh bien!"
Faust / Act 2: No.5 "Vin ou bičre"
Faust / Act 2: No.6 "O sainte médaille"
Faust / Act 2: No.6b Invocation: "Avant de quitter ces lieux" - "Al- lons, amis"
Faust / Act 2: No.7 Ronde du veau d'or: "Le veau d'or"
Faust / Act 2: No.8 "Merci de ta chanson"
Faust / Act 3: No.18c "Tenez! Elle ouvre sa fenętre"
Faust / Act 2: No.9 "Ainsi que la brise légčre" - "Ne permettez-vous pas"
Faust / Act 4: No.19 "Elles ne sont plus lŕ"
Faust / Act 3: No.10 Entr'acte - "Faites-lui les aveux"
Faust / Act 4: No.19a "Il ne revient pas"
Faust / Act 3: No.11 "C'est ici?"
Faust / Act 3: No.12 "Salut! Demeure chaste et pure"
Faust / Act 4: No.20 "Marguerite! Siebel!'
Faust / Act 3: No.13 "Alerte, la voilŕ"
Faust / Act 4: No.20a "Si le bonheur" - "Soyez béni, Siebel"
Faust / Act 4: No.21 "Seigneur, daignez permettre"
Faust / Act 4: No.22 "Déposons les armes"
Faust / Act 4: No.22a "Gloire immortelle" - No.23 "Allons, Siebel"
Faust / Act 3: No.14 "Je voudrais bien savoir"
Faust / Act 3: No.14a "Chanson du Roi de Thulé: "Il était un roi" - "Les grands seigneurs"
Faust / Act 3: Air des bijoux: "Ah! Je ris de me voir"
Faust / Act 3: No.15 "Seigneur Dieu, que vois-je!"
Faust / Act 3: No.16 "Prenez mon bras" - "Et quoi! toujours seule?"
Faust / Act 3: No.17 "Il était temps"
Faust / Act 3: No.18 "Il se fait tard"
Faust / Act 3: No.18a "Eternelle! O nuit d'amour" - "Marguerite!"
Faust / Act 3: No.18b "Divine pureté"

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