Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

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dc.contributor.other Charles Gounod es
dc.contributor.other Michel Plasson es
dc.contributor.other Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T03:54:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T03:54:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/554
dc.description.abstract Charles Gounod is best known for his operas Faust and Romeo et Juliette and for his Ave Maria (1859). Except for concertos, he composed music in the major genres, but with varying success in the instrumental realm. Gounod was more at home in the vocal arena, particularly in opera and sacred music. Though his reputation began to fade even before he died, he is still generally regarded as a major figure in nineteenth century French music. Stylistically, he was a conservative whose influence nevertheless extended to Bizet, Saint-Saëns, and Massenet. He could not be called a trailblazer or the founder of any movement or school. His works are tuneful, his vocal writing imaginative, and orchestral scoring masterly. Gounod's compositions, even his two symphonies and lesser known operas, are occasionally explored today, and the aforementioned Faust and Romeo et Juliette and Ave Maria are widely performed and recorded. Gounod was born on June 17, 1818. His mother was a pianist who served as the young boy's first teacher. While still in his youth she arranged for him to receive composition lessons from Anton Reicha. After Reicha's death, Gounod began studies at the Paris Conservatory, where he won a Grand Prix in 1839 for his Cantata Fernand. After further composition studies in Rome, where he focused on sixteenth century church music, particularly the works of Palestrina, he became deeply interested in religion and by 1845 was contemplating the priesthood. Though he would eventually reject the idea and marry, he remained religious throughout his life and wrote many sacred works, including masses, the most popular being the 1855 St. Cecilia Mass. In that year Gounod also turned out two symphonies, which achieved attention but not lasting success. It was the 1859 opera Faust, however, that, after a slow start, became Gounod's calling card. Mireille (1864) and especially Romeo et Juliette (1867) added to his reputation, not only in France but throughout Europe. From 1870-1875 Gounod lived in England owing to the exigencies of the Franco-Prussian War. In his years there and in the period following his return to France, Gounod wrote much music, especially religious music, but never again attained the kind of success he experienced in the 1850s and '60s. Among his more compelling and imaginative late works is the 1885 Petite Symphonie, (scored for nine instruments). Gounod died in St. Cloud on October 18, 1893. © Robert Cummings, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents Symphonie No. 1 en ré majeur ; I Allegro molto, II Allegro moderato, III Scherzo (Ma non troppo presto), IV Finale (Adagio- Allegro vivace)-- Symphonie No. 2 en mi bémol majeur ; I Adagio (Allegro agitato), II Larghetto (Non troppo), III Scherzo (Allegro molto), IV Finale (Allegro leggiero assai)-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD-Rom. (58:33 min.) Digital; 4 3/4 plg. es
dc.language.iso en es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M.Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 26245898 es
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies es
dc.title Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 es
dc.title.alternative Sinfonías. 1 y 2 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.identifier.classification 077776394923 es
dc.subject.cdu Gou.02 es


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1. Symphonie No. 1 in D major- I Allegro molto.mp3 6:48 6.217Mb Unknown mp3
2. Symphonie No ... r- II Allegro moderato.mp3 5:23 4.925Mb Unknown mp3
3. Symphonie No ... . ma nin troppo presto.mp3 6:29 5.928Mb Unknown mp3
4. Symphonie No ... Adagio- Allegro vivace.mp3 9:12 8.405Mb Unknown mp3
5. Symphonie No ... dagio- Allegro agitato.mp3 10:27 9.545Mb Unknown mp3
6. Symphonie No ... Larghetto (non troppo).mp3 8:30 7.764Mb Unknown mp3
7. Symphonie No ... Scherzo. Allegro molto.mp3 4:22 3.994Mb Unknown mp3
8. Symphonie No ... Allegro leggiero assai.mp3 7:13 6.604Mb Unknown mp3
Symphonie No. 1 in D major- Completo.wav 27:43 279.7Mb WAV audio wav
Symphonie No. 2 in E flat major- Completo.wav 30:24 306.7Mb WAV audio wav

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