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  1. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    I didn't find any thread for your favourite recordings of this Grand Opera. I think they must be in the general French Opera ones. Which ones do you own and which are your favourites? Ps. My Davis SOdBR from the Originals series is on its way!!!! :)
  2. Opera
    Daria Lytovchenko is a young opera singer from Ukraine (soprano). She sings main parts in famous operas. So, she plays Marguerite in the opera Faust by Gounod, Rita in Donizetti's Rita, Bastienne in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne. Please see and listen her charming voice and comment on this...
  3. Orchestral Music
    Hello everybody, this is my first post so I would like to greet all of you Talk Classical users. I am rehearsing Gounod Ballet Music from "Faust" and I have been listening to quite a lot of renditions. In the 6th dance (Mirror Variations) the first violins should play sextuplets, but everybody...
  4. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    "As soon as I was appointed Director of Paris National Opera, I wanted to open my term of office with Mireille at the Palais Garnier opera house. In my opinion, Gounod was the greatest French musician of the 19th century, in no way inferior to Berlioz." Nicolas Joel I enjoyed listening to the...
  5. Religious Music
    Wow, the whole world is encompassed in this oratorio: a devastating whole tone(?pentatonic? not sure) "death" chord haunting part one, the beautiful Judex, in the second section, used about 4 times as a sublime leitmotif, some beautiful bass-baritone soli in the last part. The only, so far as I...
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