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CHAN 3089 - Gounod: Faust
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CD available From: 14 October 2002

Opera - Faust

 Charles-Francois Gounod (1818-1893)
     
Faust (Abridged) 159:08
      Opera in five acts
      Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
      English translation by Christopher Cowell
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
      Act I
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 to 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
      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 . . .' 1:16
      Chorus, Mephistopheles, Faust, Siébel
16 'May I presume to ask' 4:03
      Faust, Marguerite, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Chorus
     
      Act III
17 Entr'acte 1:28
     
      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?' 6:44
      Faust
     
      Scene 5
22 'Be careful! Here she comes!' 0:43
      Mephistopheles, Faust
     
      Scene 6
23 'He would have held my hand if I'd only allowed him' 6:36
24 'A bouquet! It's from Siébel I'm sure' 5:22
      Marguerite
      79:33
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
      Scene 7
1 'Bless my soul, I'm dreaming!' 0:47
      Martha, Marguerite
     
      Scene 8
2 'Dame Martha Schwerlein, I believe' 2:29
      Mephistopheles, Martha, Marguerite, Faust
3 'Please take my arm, they won't mind!' 6:56
      Faust, Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Martha
     
      Scene 10
4 'And none too soon!' 1:52
      Mephistopheles
     
      Scene 11
5 'It's very late . . . Farewell!' 7:03
      Marguerite, Faust
6 'Marguerite!' 4:39
      Faust, Marguerite
     
      Scene 13
7 'Look there! She's opening her window . . .' 4:03
      Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust
     
      Act IV
      Scene 1
8 'They pass me in the street . . .' 6:32
      Marguerite, Chorus
     
      Scene 2
9 'Marguerite!' 'Siébel!' 1:36
10 'When happy days bring you gladness and laughter' 4:28
      Siébel, Marguerite
     
      Scene 4
11 'Come along my brothers' 3:00
      Chorus, Valentin, Siébel
12 'We seek the soldier's immortal prize' 3:14
      Chorus
     
      Scene 5
13 'Come on, Siébel, I need a drink or two!' 2:10
      Valentin, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Faust
     
      Scene 6
14 'Is my love awake or sleeping' 2:51
      Mephistopheles
     
      Scene 7
15 'What can I do for you?' 4:07
      Valentin, Mephistopheles, Faust
     
      Scene 8
16 'Over here, come at once!' 1:49
      Martha, Chorus, Valentin, Marguerite, Siébel
17 'Pay heed to my words, Marguerite!' 5:07
      Valentin, Chorus
     
      Act V
      Scene 4
18 'Go back!' 2:14
      Faust, Mephistopheles
     
      Scene 5
19 'My heart quails at the thought of this meeting!' 2:24
      Faust
20 'Ah! Do I hear my lover's voice?' 5:24
      Marguerite, Faust
     
      Scene 6
21 'Make haste now!' 6:31
      Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust, Chorus
      79:35
 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
      27-32 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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