about CD charles gounod
Charles Gounod the composer of the operas "Faust” (1859),
“Romeo & Juliet” (1867), “Mireille ” (1864), wrote as well
many oratorios and over a hundred melodies from which sixteen
are in Italian and twenty in English. We find in this CD almost a complete of Londonienne melodies preformed by the Soprano Varda Kotler.
Love not war. This is how one could sum-up the London adventure of Gounod who escaping the Prussian
advance in September 1870, would live through, during his four years in England. The most trying of
romantic battles. The experience, Culminating in a complete moral, emotional, physical and commercial
collapse, in addition to the decline of his career as a composer, leaves none the less a handful of
English melodies as testimony to his years of emotional wandering. This album allows us to discover them.