Biography of Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Born in Paris son of a painter and a piano player
Lessons from the mother and later from Reicha and Halévy
Admitted to Paris conservatory, studies with Halévy, Le Sueur and Paer.
Winner of Rome price
Studies in Rome
Organist and band master of the Église des Missions étrangères in Paris
Eight years conductor at Paris Orpheon
Premiere of his opera Faust
Due to the German-French war five years stay in London, foundation of a choir which developed to todays Royal Choral Society.
Premiere of Petite Symphonie, dedicated to Paul Taffanel, who also played the premiere with his Société
Dies in Paris

Sheet music for flute:

Concertino (F-Dur)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino
  2. Allegretto
  3. Allegretto scherzando
The score of this work was found in Stockholm. There was no name of the composer on it. But the comparison of different handwritings lead to Gounod.
Petite Symphonie (g-moll)
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(flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in H flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in H flat)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. 1. Adagio et Allegretto
  2. 2. Andante Cantabile
  3. 3. Scherzo
  4. 4. Finale
Only score
Serenade (G-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, piano)
Alphonse Leduc, A. L. 11 964
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Serenade
No longer available antiquarian edition.
Trauermarsch einer Marionette (d-moll) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, clarinet, piano)
Phoenix Music, PM9139
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro - Adagio - Allegretto

CDs with/from Charles Gounod

Claudi Arimany, Marc Grauwels, Annie Lavoisier, Orchestre de Chambre de Waterloo, Ulysse Waterlot
French Flute Favorites (2003)
Berlioz - Gounod - Donjon - Godard - Gaubert
  1. Jean-Marie-Baptiste Donjon: Offertoire, Op. 12 (04:42:00)
  2. Paul-Agricole Génin: Carnaval de Venise, Op. 14 (10:47:00)
  3. Benjamin Godard: Allegretto (01:43:00)
  4. Benjamin Godard: Idylle (05:12:00)
  5. Benjamin Godard: Sérénade à Mabel (05:05:00)
  6. Benjamin Godard: Légende pastorale (02:37:00)
  7. Philippe Gaubert: Divertissement grec (03:58:00)
  8. Hector Berlioz: Trio de "l'Enfance du Christ" Op. 25 (06:29:00)
  9. Charles Gounod: Petite Symphonie:
  10. Adagio - Allegretto (05:35:00)
  11. Andante cantabile (05:20:00)
  12. Scherzo (03:41:00)
  13. Finale (05:10:00)

Literature von/über Charles Gounod

Last edit 30.04.2020