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Collection Prix de Rome Vol. 6

Charles Gounod:
Cantates Et Musique Sacree

Flemish Radio Choir; Brussels Philharmonic / Herve Niquet

An icon of French Romanticism thanks to the enduring popularity of his operas Faust and Roméo et Juliette, Charles Gounod competed three times for the prestigious Prix de Rome between 1837 and 1839. Thus he composed three unpublished cantatas for soloists and orchestra, including Marie Stuart et Rizzio and La Vendetta, which he never had the opportunity to hear in performance. Revealed for the first time, these three cantatas, fine examples of French Romanticism, show a young composer with a remarkable flair for opera. In the end Fernand won him the coveted prize, carrying with it the privilege of a three-year stay (from 1840) at the Villa Medici in Rome. While there he produced several sacred compositions, which have also remained unknown until now. His splendid Messe vocale for unaccompanied choir, written in a neo-Palestrinian style, deserves a place on the programme of every vocal ensemble.

1 book 148 pages + 2 CDs – total time: 59:41 + 68:50
Book: hard cover, size 13,5 cm x 21,00 cm, French and English
Limited and numbered edition of 3000

Contents of the book (in FR & EN)
Alexandre Dratwicki, Gounod, candidat au prix de Rome de musique (1837-1839)
Pierre Sérié, La villa Médicis au temps d’Ingres
Dominique Hausfater, Lettres de Mme Gounod à son fils (1839-1842)
Charles Gounod, Mémoires d’un artiste : «L ’Italie »
Gérard Condé, « Puissant Palestrina, vieux maître, vieux génie »

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