iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for A Long-Held Dream Comes to Fruition

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

A Long-Held Dream Comes to Fruition

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 26 February 2013

In 1855, the 37 year-old's reputation as an opera composer wasn't quite where he'd like it to be, but Gounod was beginning to make a name for himself thanks in particular to a handful of songs, a couple of symphonies, and a large quantity of music for the church.
Gounod finally got the opportunity he'd been waiting for, to turn Goethe's epic poem Faust into an opera and have it staged in Paris. Donald Macleod introduces highlights from this much-loved work together with excerpts from one of a handful of Gounod's sacred pieces still performed today.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:00

    Charles-François Gounod Faites-lui mes aveux (Faust Act III, Sc.1)

    Performers: Siebel- Martine Mahé, Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor Michel Plasson

    EMI CDC 754229/31, 18

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:04

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia mass - Sanctus

    Performers: Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Laurence Dale (tenor), Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone), Choir of Radio France, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor, Georges Prêtre,

    EMI CDC747094 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:10

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia mass - Benedictus

    Barbara Hendricks (soprano) Laurence Dale (tenor) Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone) Choir of Radio France New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor, Georges Prêtre

    EMI CDC747094 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:13

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia mass - Agnus dei

    Barbara Hendricks (soprano) Laurence Dale (tenor) Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone) Choir of Radio France New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor, Georges Prêtre

    EMI CDC747094 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:19

    Charles-François Gounod Quils sont doux bouteille jolie!

    Performers:Sganarelle-Louis Musy Chorus of Orchestra of St Nicholas, Conductor Max d’Ollone

    Malibran:CDRG193, 10

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:24

    Charles-François Gounod Faust Act II Sc5 - Ainsi que la brise legere ? Ne Pemettrez-vous pas ma belle demoiselle

    Performers: Faust-Richard Leech, Mephistopheles-José van Dam, Marguerite -Cheryl Studer, Siebel-Martine Mahé, Choeur et Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor, Michel Plasson,

    EMI CDC 754229/31

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:32

    Charles-François Gounod Faust Act III Sc 7 & 8

    Performers: Faust -Richard Leech, Mephistopheles-José van Dam, Marguerite -Cheryl Studer, Dame Marthe-Nadine Denize, Choeur et Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor Michel Plasson

    EMI:CDC 754229/31

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:01

    Charles-François Gounod Faites-lui mes aveux (Faust Act III, Sc.1)

    Performers: Siebel- Martine Mahé, Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor Michel Plasson

    EMI CDC 754229/31, 18

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:05

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia mass - Sanctus

    Performers: Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Laurence Dale (tenor), Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone), Choir of Radio France, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor, Georges Prêtre,

    EMI CDC747094 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:10

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia mass - Benedictus

    Barbara Hendricks (soprano) Laurence Dale (tenor) Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone) Choir of Radio France New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor, Georges Prêtre

    EMI CDC747094 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:14

    Charles-François Gounod St Cecilia mass - Agnus dei

    Barbara Hendricks (soprano) Laurence Dale (tenor) Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone) Choir of Radio France New Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor, Georges Prêtre

    EMI CDC747094 2

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:20

    Charles-François Gounod Quils sont doux bouteille jolie!

    Performers:Sganarelle-Louis Musy Chorus of Orchestra of St Nicholas, Conductor Max d’Ollone

    Malibran:CDRG193, 10

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:25

    Charles-François Gounod Faust Act II Sc5 - Ainsi que la brise legere ? Ne Pemettrez-vous pas ma belle demoiselle

    Performers: Faust-Richard Leech, Mephistopheles-José van Dam, Marguerite -Cheryl Studer, Siebel-Martine Mahé, Choeur et Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor, Michel Plasson,

    EMI CDC 754229/31

  • Image for Charles-François Gounod
    00:33

    Charles-François Gounod Faust Act III Sc 7 & 8

    Performers: Faust -Richard Leech, Mephistopheles-José van Dam, Marguerite -Cheryl Studer, Dame Marthe-Nadine Denize, Choeur et Orchestre de Capitole de Toulouse, Conductor Michel Plasson

    EMI:CDC 754229/31

Broadcasts

Composers A to Z

composers-promo.jpg

Visit the extensive audio archive of Radio 3 programmes about Composers and their works.

Free downloads

  1. Image for Composer Of The Week

    Composer Of The Week

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of composers. Composer Of The Week is one of BBC Radio 3's…

  2. Image for Composer of the Week A – G

    Composer of the Week A – G

    Discover the life and works of the world's greatest composers with these free downloads from the…

  3. Image for Composer of the Week H – Q

    Composer of the Week H – Q

    Discover the life and works of the world's greatest composers with these free downloads from the…

  4. Image for Composer of the Week R - Z

    Composer of the Week R - Z

    Discover the life and works of the world's greatest composers with these free downloads from the…

  5. Image for Music and Culture of WW1

    Music and Culture of WW1

    Highlights of BBC Radio 3’s special programmes to mark the WW1 centenary. Classical music, art,…

  6. Image for Spirit of Schubert

    Spirit of Schubert

    BBC Radio 3 tells you everything you need to know about Franz Schubert. These free downloads will…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.