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CHAN 3089
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Gounod: Faust
Release Date: October 2002
Originally recorded in 2002
Composer (1818-1893)
Charles-Francois Gounod
Solo tenor - Faust
Paul Charles Clarke
Solo bass - Mephistopheles
Alastair Miles
Solo soprano - Marguerite
Mary Plazas
Solo baritone - Valentin
Garry Magee
Solo mezzo-soprano - Siébel
Diana Montague
Solo bass-baritone - Wagner
Matthew Hargreaves
Solo mezzo-soprano - Martha
Sarah Walker
Choral
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Conductor
David Parry
Venue
Blackheath Halls, London
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer (Assistant)
Richard Smoker
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Opera in English

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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
Act I
1.
Introduction
7:03
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Scene 1
2.
'Nothing! In vain I have probed'
6:14
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Faust
3.
'Lazy little daughter open up your eyes'
2:55
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Chorus, Faust
4.
'Can your God help me to know the truth?'
1:21
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Faust
Scene 2
5.
'Here I am! You seem somewhat startled'
2:50
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Mephistopheles, Faust
6.
'So bring me the bliss of careless excesses'
6:45
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Faust, Mephistopheles
Act II
Scene 1
7.
'Beer or gin or wine or kvass'
4:55
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Chorus, Wagner
Scene 2
8.
'Oh, sacred medallion from the sister I love'
1:45
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Valentin, Wagner, Siébel, Chorus
9.
'Duty bids me leave this place'
3:50
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Valentin
10.
'Cheer up, my friends!'
1:24
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Wagner, Chorus, Mephistopheles
Scene 3
11.
'Pride of place to the golden calf!'
2:04
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Mephistopheles, Chorus
12.
'Your song deserves our thanks!'
2:47
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Chorus, Valentin, Wagner, Mephistopheles, Siébel
13.
'Though the fiends of hell may defy resistance'
2:32
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Siébel, Valentin, Wagner, Chorus
Scene 4
14.
'You haven't seen the last of me yet!'
1:33
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 5
15.
'Just as when the whispering breezes . . .'
1:16
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Chorus, Mephistopheles, Faust, Siébel
16.
'May I presume to ask'
4:03
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Faust, Marguerite, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Chorus
Act III
17.
Entr'acte
1:28
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Scene 1
18.
'You must help me reveal the love I feel'
2:46
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Siébel
Scene 2
19.
'Are we there?'
1:15
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Faust, Mephistopheles, Siébel
Scene 3
20.
'Wait here for a while, Doctor Faust'
1:03
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 4
21.
'What turbulent feelings possess me?'
6:44
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Faust
Scene 5
22.
'Be careful! Here she comes!'
0:43
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Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 6
23.
'He would have held my hand if I'd only allowed him'
6:36
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24.
'A bouquet! It's from Siébel I'm sure'
5:22
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Marguerite
Scene 7
25.
'Bless my soul, I'm dreaming!'
0:47
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Martha, Marguerite
Scene 8
26.
'Dame Martha Schwerlein, I believe'
2:29
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Mephistopheles, Martha, Marguerite, Faust
27.
'Please take my arm, they won't mind!'
6:56
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Faust, Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Martha
Scene 10
28.
'And none too soon!'
1:52
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Mephistopheles
Scene 11
29.
'It's very late . . . Farewell!'
7:03
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Marguerite, Faust
30.
'Marguerite!'
4:39
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Faust, Marguerite
Scene 13
31.
'Look there! She's opening her window . . .'
4:03
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Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust
Act IV
Scene 1
32.
'They pass me in the street . . .'
6:32
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Marguerite, Chorus
Scene 2
33.
'Marguerite!' 'Siébel!'
1:36
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34.
'When happy days bring you gladness and laughter'
4:28
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Siébel, Marguerite
Scene 4
35.
'Come along my brothers'
3:00
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Chorus, Valentin, Siébel
36.
'We seek the soldier's immortal prize'
3:14
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Chorus
Scene 5
37.
'Come on, Siébel, I need a drink or two!'
2:10
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Valentin, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 6
38.
'Is my love awake or sleeping'
2:51
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Mephistopheles
Scene 7
39.
'What can I do for you?'
4:07
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Valentin, Mephistopheles, Faust
Scene 8
40.
'Over here, come at once!'
1:49
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Martha, Chorus, Valentin, Marguerite, Siébel
41.
'Pay heed to my words, Marguerite!'
5:07
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Valentin, Chorus
Act V
Scene 4
42.
'Go back!'
2:14
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Faust, Mephistopheles
Scene 5
43.
'My heart quails at the thought of this meeting!'
2:24
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Faust
44.
'Ah! Do I hear my lover's voice?'
5:24
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Marguerite, Faust
Scene 6
45.
'Make haste now!'
6:31
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Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust, Chorus
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Faust
Solo: Alastair Miles bass - Mephistopheles
Solo: Mary Plazas soprano - Marguerite
Solo: Garry Magee baritone - Valentin
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Siébel
Solo: Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone - Wagner
Solo: Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Martha
Conductor: David Parry
27-32 July 1998

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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
Total time: 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
Total time: 79:35
Solo: Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Faust
Solo: Alastair Miles bass - Mephistopheles
Solo: Mary Plazas soprano - Marguerite
Solo: Garry Magee baritone - Valentin
Solo: Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Siébel
Solo: Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone - Wagner
Solo: Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Martha
Conductor: David Parry
27-32 July 1998




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