Gounod, Charles

The Gounod Edition

CD (Number of discs: 15)
8 Jun 2018

Barcode: 0190295648879

Other participants: Plácido Domingo · Mirella Freni · Nicolai Ghiaurov · Georges Prêtre · Nicolai Gedda · Edda Moser · Alfredo Kraus · Catherine Malfitano · Michel Plasson · Alain Vanzo · Barbara Hendricks · Régine Crespin · Marilyn Horne · Rolando Villazón · Felicity Lott · José Carreras · Sir John Barbirolli ·
Gérard Souzay · Jean-Claude Hartemann · Nadine Denize · José van Dam · Michel Corboz · John Aler

Charles Gounod was one of the most prominent French composers of his time, admired by such figures as Bizet, Fauré, Massenet, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. Among the recordings in this 15-CD edition are star-studded complete recordings of three of his operas, with Faust additionally represented by highlights from its German version, Margarethe. The rarely-heard oratorio Mors et Vita stands as a mighty pillar of a collection that also includes the much-loved Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile, the composer’s two symphonies and a fascinating treasury of arias, songs and instrumental music.