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CHAN 3014 - Gounod: Faust
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Opera - Faust

     
 Charles-Francois Gounod
Faust 207:53
      Opera in five acts (with ballet music)
      Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Act I 27:08
1 Introduction 7:03
      Scene 1
2 'Nothing! In vain I have probed . . .' 6:14
      Faust
3 'Lazy little daughter open up your eyes' 2:55
      Chorus, Faust
4 'Can your God help me know the truth?' 1:21
      Faust
      Scene 2
5 'Here I am! You seem somewhat startled' 2:50
      Mephistopheles, Faust
6 'So bring me the bliss of careless excesses' 6:45
      Faust, Mephistopheles
     
      Act II 27:41
      Scene 1
7 'Beer or gin or wine or kvass' 4:55
      Chorus, Wagner
      Scene 2
8 'Oh, sacred medallion from the sister I love' 1:45
      Valentin, Wagner, Siébel, Chorus
9 'Duty bids me leave this place' 3:50
      Valentin
10 'Cheer up, my friends!' 1:24
      Wagner, Chorus, Mephistopheles
      Scene 3
11 'Pride of place to the golden calf!' 2:04
      Mephistopheles, Chorus
12 'Your song deserves our thanks!' 2:47
      Chorus, Valentin, Wagner, Mephistopheles, Siébel
13 'Though the fiends of hell may defy resistance' 2:32
      Siébel, Valentin, Wagner, Chorus
      Scene 4
14 'You haven't seen the last of me yet!' 1:33
      Mephistopheles, Faust
      Scene 5
15 'Just as when the whispering breezes . . .' 2:47
      Chorus, Mephistopheles, Faust, Siébel
16 'May I presume to ask . . .' 4:03
      Faust, Marguerite, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Chorus
     
      Act III 54:23
17 Entr'acte 2:06
      Scene 1
18 'You must help me reveal the love I feel' 2:46
      Siébel
      Scene 2
19 'Are we there?' 1:15
      Faust, Mephistopheles, Siébel
      Scene 3
20 'Wait here for a while, Doctor Faust' 1:03
      Mephistopheles, Faust
      Scene 4
21 'What turbulent feelings possess me?' 6:46
      Faust
      69:03
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Scene 5
1 'Be careful! Here she comes!' 0:46
      Mephistopheles, Faust
      Scene 6
2 'He would hae held my hand if I'd only allowed him' 6:36
      Marguerite
3 'A bouquet! It's from Siébel I'm sure' 5:18
      Marguerite
      Scene 7
4 'Bless my soul, I'm dreaming!' 0:44
      Martha, Marguerite
      Scene 8
5 'Dame Martha Schwerlein, I believe' 2:30
      Mephistopheles, Martha, Marguerite, Faust
6 'Please take my arm, they won't mind!' 6:56
      Faust, Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Martha
      Scene 10
7 'And none too soon!' 1:52
      Mephistopheles
      Scene 11
8 'It's very late . . . Farewell!' 7:03
      Marguerite, Faust
9 'Marguerite!' 4:39
      Faust, Marguerite
10 'Look there! She's opening her window . . .' 4:03
      Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust
     
      Act IV 48:09
      Scene 1
11 Entr'acte 1:55
12 'They pass me in the street . . .' 6:31
      Marguerite, Chorus
      Scene 2
13 'Marguerite!' 'Siébel!' 1:36
      Siébel, Marguerite
14 'When happy days bring gladness and laughter' 4:33
      Siébel, Marguerite
      Scene 3
15 'Dear Lord, accept the prayers of a penitent sinner' 11:14
      Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Chorus
      66:27
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
      Scene 4
1 'Come along my brothers' 3:03
      Chorus, Valentin, Siébel
2 'We seek the soldier's immortal prize' 3:14
      Chorus
      Scene 5
3 'Come on, Siébel, I need a drink or two!' 2:12
      Valentin, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Faust
      Scene 6
4 'Is my love awake or sleeping' 2:50
      Mephistopheles
      Scene 7
5 'What can I do for you?' 4:07
      Valentin, Mephistopheles, Faust
      Scene 8
6 'Over here, come at once!' 1:49
      Martha, Chorus, Valentin, Marguerite, Siébel
7 'Pay heed to my words, Marguerite!' 5:06
      Valentin, Chorus
     
      Act V 32:34
      Scene 1
8 'Over the heather, through the marshes' 1:15
      Chorus
9 'No further!' 2:22
      Faust, Mephistopheles, Chorus
      Scene 2
10 'Till the sun awakes in the east' 3:59
      Mephistopheles, Chorus, Faust
11 'Honeyed nectar, share your pleasure' 1:31
      Faust, Chorus, Mephistopheles
12 'May your elation, O careless love' 2:40
      Mephistopheles, Faust
      Scene 4
13 Intermezzo 4:12
14 'Go back!' 2:14
      Faust, Mephistopheles
      Scene 5
15 'My heart quails at the thought of this meeting!' 2:23
      Faust
16 'Ah! Do I hear my lover's voice?' 5:24
      Marguerite, Faust
      Scene 6
17 'Make haste now!' 6:29
      Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust, Chorus
     
      Appendix
      Ballet Music (from Act V scene 2) 17:04
18 1 Dance of the Nubian Slaves - 2:30
19 2 Slow Dance - 4:45
20 3 Ancient Dance - 1:36
21 4 Cleopatra's Variations - 1:42
22 5 Dance of the Trojan Women - 2:10
23 6 Mirror Variations - 1:53
24 7 Phryne's Dance 2:28
      72:23
 Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Faust
 Alastair Miles bass - Mephistopheles
 Mary Plazas soprano - Marguerite
 Garry Magee baritone - Valentin,
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Siébel
 Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone - Wagner
 Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Martha
 Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
 Philharmonia Orchestra
 David Parry
 Recorded in:
 Blackheath Halls, London
      27-31 July 1998
 Producer(s)
 Brian Couzens
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Ralph Couzens
 Richard Smoker (Assistant)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 20 Bit / 44.1K

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