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RÍverie
The song Rêverie is related to Goethe in that the ever-willing Barbier has taken one of Gounod’s hit tunes (from the Faust ballet music) and added words of no great import which are skilfully adapted to the music’s rhythm. This was a respectable marketing ploy and a good example of recycled Gounod. When we hear the song sung as it is here we do not carp at its hybrid origins.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1993

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66801/2 disc 1 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-80113
Duration
2'41
Recording date
5 May 1993
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Keith Warren
Hyperion usage
  1. Gounod: Songs (CDA66801/2)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 1993
    2CDs
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