Charles Gounod

Biography by Robert Cummings

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Charles Gounod (1818-1893) was one of the most popular French composers of the 19th century, best known for Faust.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Faust, opera, CG 4 1856 01:23:18 Opera
Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor, CG 583 03:52 Keyboard
Roméo et Juliette, opera, CG 9 1865 02:33:41 Opera
Ave Maria, for voice & piano, CG 89e (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) 1852 03:21 Vocal Music
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in G major, CG 56 1849 43:34 Choral
L'absent, song for voice & piano, CG 327 1876 03:38 Vocal Music
Viens, les gazons sont verts, song for voice & piano, CG 390a 01:09 Vocal Music
Sérénade ("Chantez, riez, dormez"), for voice & piano with harmonium or cello ad lib., CG 437 03:50 Vocal Music
Au printemps, song for voice & piano, CG 331 1867 01:59 Vocal Music
Au rossignol, song for voice & piano, CG 332 04:34 Vocal Music
Chanson de printemps, for voice & piano, CG 359 03:19 Vocal Music
Repentir ("O Divine Redeemer"), song for mezzo-soprano & orchestra, CG 434 05:47 Vocal Music
Petite symphonie, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons in E flat major, CG 560 1885 19:41 Chamber Music
Venise, song for voice & piano, CG 468 (Six Songs No. 6) 1842 04:00 Vocal Music
Mireille, opera, CG 8 1863 02:22:01 Opera
Le soir, song for voice, horn & piano, CG 441 1840 04:17 Vocal Music
Philémon et Baucis, opera, CG 5 1859 01:17:53 Opera
Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach, for violin or cello & piano with organ or cello ad lib. (or other instrumental arrangement), CG89a 03:37 Chamber Music
Messe brève No. 7 aux chapelles, for 2 voices & organ or harmonium (or for soloists, chorus & organ or piano) in C major, CG 72b 1877 14:48 Choral
Le Premier jour de mai, song for voice & piano, CG 426 (Six Songs No. 1) 1842 02:50 Vocal Music
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