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Track(s) taken from APR5621

Valse de l'opéra Faust de Ch. Gounod, S407

composer
1861
composer
1859; Faust

Simon Barere (piano)
Recording details: May 1946
Carnegie Hall, USA
Release date: June 2000
Total duration: 9 minutes 23 seconds
 
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Stephen Hough (piano)
Leslie Howard (piano)
Gounod’s Faust, despite its cavalier approach to Goethe, has held the boards from the beginning, but Liszt’s ingenious elaboration of the Waltz, into which he inserts material from the first encounter of Faust and Gretchen, goes a long way towards restoring the demonic spirit of the play, and especially of the dark purpose of Mephistopheles in the relationship of the lovers. Musically, Gounod is transformed and transcended at a stroke!

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1990

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