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Gounod: Faust
Garry Magee, Charles Gounod, David Parry
Gounod: Faust
Genre: Classical
 
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  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (24) - Disc #3

Gounod's Faust seems to have been shunted aside in the last 50 years or so, after almost 90 years of great fame, popularity, and acclaim. Perhaps it has too many hummable melodies; perhaps we've heard the story too often. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Garry Magee, Charles Gounod, David Parry, Diana Montague, Sarah Walker, Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Mary Plazas, Paul Charles Clarke
Title: Gounod: Faust
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Chandos
Release Date: 4/13/1999
Genre: Classical
Style: Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 095115301425

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Gounod's Faust seems to have been shunted aside in the last 50 years or so, after almost 90 years of great fame, popularity, and acclaim. Perhaps it has too many hummable melodies; perhaps we've heard the story too often. Whatever, this set--note-complete and conducted with love and care by David Parry--makes a fine case for it again. Mary Plazas makes a fine, innocent Marguerite, from the moment she meets the lyric but pungent-voiced Faust of tenor Paul Charles Clarke. She conveys the terror of the Church Scene with the help of the insinuating Mefistofeles of Alastair Miles and remains convincing through the final trio and her salvation. Baritone Garry Magee sings her brother Valentin. He makes the most of his beautiful second act aria as well as his death scene and curse. In all ways, this Faust is as fine as any other on the market--and it's understandable, to boot. --Robert Levine

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