French Romantic composer Charles-François Gounod (1818-1893) studied for the priesthood but never took the final vows. Yet his religious background was a part of most of his music. His opera Faust held influence over many artists of the 19th century. His best known religious work is his Ave Maria, derived from the first of Bach's forty-eight preludes.
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Detailed biography, pictures and portraits, list of works, discography, conferences, bibliography, letters, audio samples, editors, forum, search, and links. [French and English.]
Charles François Gounod
Birth and death information, photograph, and information on his hymn tunes with MIDI audio, NWC scores, and lyrics from the Cyber Hymnal.
Brief biography noting famous works, photograph of tomb, cemetery information, and virtual memorial from Find a Grave.
Wikipedia article with photograph, caricature from Punch, summary of life and works, and internal references to related people and topics.
Biographical sketch, caricature, summaries of operatic, religious, orchestral, and vocal works, and Naxos discography.
Filmography noting films and TV programs using or based on his works, especially the opera Faust, from the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Songs and cycles, many with lyrics, plus selected English translations, from the Lied and Art Song Texts Page at REC Music.
An article from the Catholic Encyclopedia focusing especially on his religious compositions and the effect of his beliefs on his compositions.
Classical Music Archives: Gounod
Biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Over 50 complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Classical Net - Gounod
Portrait, works and recordings
Crawford and Gounod: Ambiguity and Irony in Malcolm's Katie
Essay by Robert Alan Burns on the Canadian poet Isabella Crawford and her relation to Gounod. Includes reference endnotes.
Description of the opera.
Gounod, Charles-Francois (1818 - 1893)
Biography, list of works and recordings.
The Versatile Career of Charles Gounad
Brief biography, selected works, quotations, discography, photograph, suggested reading, additional resources, chronology, and related articles. From Humanities Web.
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