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SCHUMANN, R.: Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust) (Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio)

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SCHUMANN, R.: Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Scenes from Goethe's Faust) (Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio)

Goethe’s Faust is one of the highest peaks of German Romantic poetry, and fascinated composers across Europe: Berlioz, Liszt and Gounod were just some of the many entranced by its visionary power. Schumann too set what he called “Scenes from Goethe’s Faust”, but he made a point of selecting excerpts rather than using a libretto, focusing more on Part 2 of the play. The result is a work of astonishing passion, which includes some of the most dramatic music Schumann ever wrote, and some of the most beautiful as well, embracing elements of oratorio, opera, song and orchestral poem. Antoni Wit’s recording has been acclaimed for “tempos which flow with unforced naturalness and real excitement.” (

Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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Schumann, Robert
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, lyricist(s)

  Scenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3
1.   Ouverture 00:07:52
2.   Part I: I. Szene im Garten (Faust, Gretchen, Mephistopheles, Marthe) 00:05:29
3.   Part I: II. Gretchen vor dem Bild der Mater Dolorosa (Gretchen) 00:04:48
4.   Part I: III. Szene im Dom (Boser Geist, Gretchen, Choir) 00:07:17
5.   Part II: IV. Sonnenaufgang (Ariel, Choir, Faust) 00:18:44
6.   Part II: V. Mitternacht (Mangel, Schuld, Sorge, Not, Faust) 00:13:47
7.   Part II: VI. Fausts Tod (Mephistopheles, Lemuren, Faust, Choir) 00:15:10
8.   Part III: VII. Fausts Verklarung: Waldung, sie schwankt heran (Choir) 00:03:07
9.   Part III: VII. Fausts Verklarung: Ewiger Wonnebrand (Pater Ecstaticus) 00:01:59
10.   Part III: VII. Fausts Verklarung: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Fussen (Pater Profundus, Pater Seraphicus, Selige Knaben) 00:05:57
11.   Part III: VII. Fausts Verklarung: Gerettet ist das edle Glied (Engel, Selige Knaben, Choir) 00:10:57
12.   Part III: VII. Fausts Verklarung: Hier ist die Aussicht frei (Doctor Marianus) 00:04:29
13.   Part III. VII. Fausts Verklarung: Dir, der Unberuhrbaren (Doctor Marianus, Choir, Magna Peccatrix, Mulier Samaritana, Maria Aegyptiaca, Una Poenitentium, Selige Knaben, Gretchen, Mater Gloriosa) 00:08:37
14.   Part III: VII. Fausts Verklarung: Alles Vergangliche ist nur ein Gleichnis (Chorus Mysticus, SSATB) 00:08:30

Schumann, Robert

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Wit, Antoni

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Warsaw Boys Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, women section

Gangestad, Andrew; Hossa, Iwona; Kirch, Daniel; Kortekangas, Jaakko; Libor, Christiane; Lubanska, Anna; Marciniec, Ewa

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NBD0015

Barcode: 730099001564

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Physical Release: 09/2011

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