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Valse de l'opéra Faust de Ch. Gounod, S407
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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Details for CDS44501/98 disc 37 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-37108
Duration
9'22
Recording date
9 December 1989
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
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  1. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 37 Track 8
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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