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Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust / Prêtre, Horne, Gedda, et al

Album Summary

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Berlioz spent nearly 20 years working on his "dramatic legend". The Damnation of Faust is not a traditional opera, but a unique blend of opera, song cycle, cantata and symphony. The action moves not in a linear progression, but in a dreamlike, almost cinematic manner. Today it is more popular than ever since its premiere in 1846.


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>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performers: Roger Soyer (Bass); Dimiter Petkov (Bass); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 118 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846