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CHAN 3014
(multiple CD Set)
Opera - Faust

Gounod: Faust

The Classical Shop
release date: March 1999

Originally recorded in 1998

Artists:

Philharmonia Orchestra


David Parry


Garry Magee

baritone - Valentin,

Alastair Miles

bass - Mephistopheles

Matthew Hargreaves

bass-baritone - Wagner

Sarah Walker

mezzo-soprano - Martha

Diana Montague

mezzo-soprano - Siébel

Mary Plazas

soprano - Marguerite

Paul Charles Clarke

tenor - Faust

Geoffrey Mitchell Choir



Venue:

Blackheath Halls, London



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Richard Smoker

(Assistant)

Record Label
Opera In English

Genre:

Vocal & Song


Opera in English

Total Time - 206:54
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Opera - Faust

   
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CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD

 

Faust

207:53  
  Opera in five acts (with ballet music)  
  Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré  
   
  Act I 27:08      
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 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 27:41      
  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 . . .' 2:47
  Chorus, Mephistopheles, Faust, Siébel  
16 'May I presume to ask . . .' 4:03
  Faust, Marguerite, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Chorus  
   
  Act III 54:23      
17 Entr'acte 2:06
  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?' 6:46
  Faust  
  Scene 5  
22 'Be careful! Here she comes!' 0:46
  Mephistopheles, Faust  
  Scene 6  
23 'He would hae held my hand if I'd only allowed him' 6:36
  Marguerite  
24 'A bouquet! It's from Siébel I'm sure' 5:18
  Marguerite  
  Scene 7  
25 'Bless my soul, I'm dreaming!' 0:44
  Martha, Marguerite  
  Scene 8  
26 'Dame Martha Schwerlein, I believe' 2:30
  Mephistopheles, Martha, Marguerite, Faust  
27 'Please take my arm, they won't mind!' 6:56
  Faust, Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Martha  
  Scene 10  
28 'And none too soon!' 1:52
  Mephistopheles  
  Scene 11  
29 'It's very late . . . Farewell!' 7:03
  Marguerite, Faust  
30 'Marguerite!' 4:39
  Faust, Marguerite  
31 'Look there! She's opening her window . . .' 4:03
  Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust  
   
  Act IV 48:09      
  Scene 1  
32 Entr'acte 1:55
33 'They pass me in the street . . .' 6:31
  Marguerite, Chorus  
  Scene 2  
34 'Marguerite!' 'Siébel!' 1:36
  Siébel, Marguerite  
35 'When happy days bring gladness and laughter' 4:33
  Siébel, Marguerite  
  Scene 3  
36 'Dear Lord, accept the prayers of a penitent sinner' 11:14
  Marguerite, Mephistopheles, Chorus  
  Scene 4  
37 'Come along my brothers' 3:03
  Chorus, Valentin, Siébel  
38 'We seek the soldier's immortal prize' 3:14
  Chorus  
  Scene 5  
39 'Come on, Siébel, I need a drink or two!' 2:12
  Valentin, Siébel, Mephistopheles, Faust  
  Scene 6  
40 'Is my love awake or sleeping' 2:50
  Mephistopheles  
  Scene 7  
41 'What can I do for you?' 4:07
  Valentin, Mephistopheles, Faust  
  Scene 8  
42 'Over here, come at once!' 1:49
  Martha, Chorus, Valentin, Marguerite, Siébel  
43 'Pay heed to my words, Marguerite!' 5:06
  Valentin, Chorus  
   
  Act V 32:34      
  Scene 1  
44 'Over the heather, through the marshes' 1:15
  Chorus  
45 'No further!' 2:22
  Faust, Mephistopheles, Chorus  
  Scene 2  
46 'Till the sun awakes in the east' 3:59
  Mephistopheles, Chorus, Faust  
47 'Honeyed nectar, share your pleasure' 1:31
  Faust, Chorus, Mephistopheles  
48 'May your elation, O careless love' 2:40
  Mephistopheles, Faust  
  Scene 4  
49 Intermezzo 4:12
50 'Go back!' 2:14
  Faust, Mephistopheles  
  Scene 5  
51 'My heart quails at the thought of this meeting!' 2:23
  Faust  
52 'Ah! Do I hear my lover's voice?' 5:24
  Marguerite, Faust  
  Scene 6  
53 'Make haste now!' 6:29
  Mephistopheles, Marguerite, Faust, Chorus  
   
  Appendix  
  Ballet Music (from Act V scene 2) 17:04      
54 1 Dance of the Nubian Slaves - 2:30
55 2 Slow Dance - 4:45
56 3 Ancient Dance - 1:36
57 4 Cleopatra's Variations - 1:42
58 5 Dance of the Trojan Women - 2:10
59 6 Mirror Variations - 1:53
60 7 Phryne's Dance 2:28
   
 Paul Charles Clarke tenor - Faust
 Alastair Miles bass - Mephistopheles
 Mary Plazas soprano - Marguerite
 Garry Magee baritone - Valentin,
 Diana Montague mezzo-soprano - Siébel
 Matthew Hargreaves bass-baritone - Wagner
 Sarah Walker mezzo-soprano - Martha
 David Parry
  27-31 July 1998  
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This is the finest issue yet
The Guardian

Alastair Miles’s Méphistophélès seems a mild-mannered type with reserves of authority and a magnificent voice. Vocally he is very impressive indeed, the fine texture of his voice showing up to great advantage, his production admirably firm and even, his style unfailingly musical.
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