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The story of Faust with music (part 2)
In this show, you will listen to the continuation of Faust (the previous part was on 22 May). Originally a 16th century legend. Faust is a legendary figure, based on the German magician and physician Johann Faust. Right after his death, probably around 1540, a rumour arose that he had made a pact with the devil.
The legend inspired many writers, but the most famous was the ‘Faust’ by the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He published it in verse form in four parts, first a primal Faust, then a fragment and finally in 1808 part 1 appeared. That part, the second appeared in 1832, is the guideline for this programme. Goethe in turn inspired composers and so you will hear music by Röntgen, Schumann, Schubert, Wagner, Fanny Hensel and Randy Newman, almost classical too.
- Charles Gounod – from: Faust ‘Je voudrais bien savoir’ en ‘Il était un roi de Thulé’ Sopraan Elly Ameling, Kon. Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink.
- 1. Franz Schubert – ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade’D.118 – Sopraan Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus piano 2. Richard Wagner – from: sieben Kompositionen zu Goethes ‘Faust’ ‘Gretchen am Spinnrade’ Soprano Mechteld Bach and pianist Markus Hadulla.
- Charles Gounod – from: ‘Faust’ ’Avant de quitter ces lieux’. Bariton Ernst-Daniel Smid, Dutch Promenade Orchestra conducted by Jan Stulen
- Julius Röntgen – ‘Walpurgisnacht’ Aus Goethes Faust – Koor van de Nat. Reisopera, Orkest van het Oosten conducted by. David Porcelijn.
- Franz Schubert – ‘Scene im Dom aus Faust I ’Wie anders, Gretchen’ D.126 Soprano Mechteld Bach, Baritone Thomas Laske, Heidelberger Madrigalchor, Markus Hadulla piano, conductor Gerald Kegelmann.
- Franz Schubert – ‘Gretchens Bitte’ D.564 soprano Arleen Augier and pianist Walter Olbertz
- Randy Newman – from: Randy Newman’s Faust ‘Sandman’s coming’ vocals by Linda Ronstadt
- Robert Schumann – from: Szenen aus Goethes Faust ‘Chorus Mysticus’ ‘Alles Vergängliche’ Collegium Vocale Gent, La Chapelle Royale conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
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