Charles-François Gounod (French composer)

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Charles-François Gounod (French: [ʃaʁl fʁɑ̃swa ɡuno]; 17 June 1818 – 17 October or 18 October 1893) was a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera Faust. Another opera by Gounod, occasionally still performed, is Roméo et Juliette.

Gounod died at Saint-Cloud in 1893, after a final revision of his twelve operas. His funeral took place ten days later at the Church of the Madeleine, with the assistance of Camille Saint-Saëns to the organ and Gabriel Fauré conducting. He was buried in Paris, at the Montparnasse Cemetery.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1972 Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne (excerpts) / Gounod: Ballet Music and Waltz from Faust Jacques Offenbach, Charles-François Gounod; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan 1
1978 Romantic Opera Duets Massenet, Gounod, Giordano, Mascagni; Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Herbert Adler 5 2
1984 Cäcilienmesse Charles-François Gounod 1
1984 Offenbach: Gaîté parisienne / Gounod: Faust Ballet Offenbach, Gounod; Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit 2
1988 Caecilienmesse Charles-François Gounod 3 1
1991 Faust (Choer et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse feat. conductor: Michel Plasson) Charles-François Gounod 1
1992 Faust (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra feat. conductor: Fausto Cleva) Charles-François Gounod 1
1993 Songs by Gounod Charles Gounod; Felicity Lott, Ann Murray, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Graham Johnson 1
1993 Requiem en Do majeur / Messe No. 2 en Sol majeur (Quatuor Sine Nomine, Chœur de Chambre Romand, Chorale du Brassus feat. conductor: André Charlet, organ: François Margot) Charles-François Gounod 1
1994 Faust (Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera feat. conductor: Carlo Rizzi) Charles-François Gounod 1
1995 Recital Gaetano Donizetti, Charles-François Gounod, Jacques Offenbach; Marilyn Horne, Lawrence Foster, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo 1
1996 Mireille (Orchestre symphonique et Chœur de Paris feat. conductor: Jésus Etcheverry) Charles-François Gounod 1
1996 Roméo et Juliette (Münchner Rundfunkorchester & Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks feat. conductor: Leonard Slatkin) Charles-François Gounod 1
1997 Opera 4 Hands - Vol. 2 Gioachino Rossini, Charles-François Gounod, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss II, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Liszt; Julian Reynolds, Peter Lockwood 1
1998 Roméo et Juliette (Chœr et Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, feat. conductor: Michel Plasson, singers: Alagna, Gheorgiu, van Dam) Charles-François Gounod 1
1998 The 2 Symphonies / Faust: Ballet Music Charles-François Gounod; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
2002 Mireille Charles-François Gounod; Michel Plasson, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Chœur du Capitole de Toulouse 2
2003 Vivent les vacances ! : Mélodies de Gounod, Saint-Saëns & Lalo Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Lalo; Les Demoiselles de... 1
2006 Symphonies nos. 1 and 2 Gounod; Sinfonia Finlandia, Patrick Gallois 1
2010 Faust (1953 recording) Charles-François Gounod; André Cluytens, Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris, Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris 1
2010 Faust (Orchestre & Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris feat. conductor: Georges Prêtre) Charles-François Gounod 1
2010 Requiem et Messe Chorale Charles-François Gounod 1
2011 Missa Solemnis Charles-François Gounod, Urmas Lattikas; Segakoor Cantus 1
2013 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 62: The Complete Works for Pedal Piano & Orchestra Charles Gounod; Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Howard Shelley, Roberto Prosseda 1
Classic Masters: Peças populares para orquestra Camille Saint-Saëns, Pablo de Sarasate, Charles-François Gounod, Fryderyk Chopin, Georges Bizet; Orquestra Sinfônica da Rádio do Sudoeste de Baden-Baden, Klaus Arp 1
Gounod: Petite Symphonie for Winds / Debussy: Symphonie in B minor / Milhaud: Symphonies nos. 1, 2, 3, 5 Gounod, Debussy, Milhaud; Sinfonia Orchestra of Chicago, Barry Faldner 1
The Great Composers: 61 - Faust Charles-François Gounod 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Tchaikovsky - Gounod - Delibes Compilation Tchaikovsky, Gounod, Delibes; José Serebrier, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 1
1989 Faust: Highlights Compilation Charles-François Gounod; Orchestre et Chœurs du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris, Jean LaForge, Georges Prêtre 1
1992 Faust - Highlights (feat. conductor: Michel Plasson) Compilation Charles-François Gounod 1
1996 Smetana: O moldava / Dvořák: Danças eslavas / Adam: Se eu fosse rei / Gounod: Fausto Compilation Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Adolphe Adam, Charles-François Gounod; London Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
2005 Musica sacra Compilation Charles-François Gounod 1
2007 Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 8: Faust (Orquesta de la NHK de Tokio feat. conductor: Paul Ethuin) Compilation Charles-François Gounod 1
2007 Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 36: Roméo et Juliette (Coro y Orquesta del Teatro Nacional de la Ópera de París feat. conductor: Alberto Erede) Compilation Charles-François Gounod 1
Opera Favourite Highlights: Bizet / Gounod / Rossini Compilation Georges Bizet, Charles-François Gounod, Gioachino Rossini 1
Vienna Master Series: Meditation, Volume 2 Compilation Massenet, Gounod, Chopin, Bruckner, Mahler, Schubert 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Faust Live Charles-François Gounod 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1906 Faust: L'Air des Bijoux Charles-François Gounod 1
1923 Faust -- Ballet Music (Capitol Grand Orchestra feat. conductor: Erno Rapée) Charles-François Gounod 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Faust (Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera House, feat. conductor: Jean Morel, singers: Gedda, Güden, Hines, Merrill) Charles-François Gounod 1

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