Charles Gounod





Charles Gounod


Born
in Paris, France
June 17, 1818

Died
October 18, 1893

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Biography taken from "The Oxford Companion to Music" ed. Percy A. Scholes (4th ed. 1941)

He inherited music from his mother, who was a fine pianist, worked at the Paris Conservatory, and won the Rome Prize. (Prix de Rome) At Rome he studied church music with particular interest, especially from the sixteenth century.

On his return to Paris, he became an organist and studied with a view to the priesthood, which, however, he never entered. His "Solemn Mass" which (or part of which) had its earliest performance in London, in 1851, first brought him the publicity. He was then thirty-four.

A few months laters the opera "Sappho" was produced in Paris. The work which was to bring him real fame was of course, "Faust", which appeared eight years later
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