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Gounod: Faust, Ballet VII. "Danse de Phryné" by the Orchestre National de France

Duration : 3 minutes

The Orchestre National de France conducted by Jesko Sirvend performs the seventh ballet from Gounod's Faust, "Danse de Phryné", composed in 1856-1859. Excerpt from the Gounod Gala on 16 June 2018 at the Radio France Auditorium (Paris).

The collapse of the Théâtre-Lyrique, where Faust was first performed in 1859, benefited the Paris opera house, keen to aquire a work with a growing success. Gounod was nonetheless committed to write a new ballet. Reluctant to engage in "such essentially profane work" whilst he tried to find through religion a remedy for his creative drought, he asked Saint-Saëns to take care of it...before suddenly finding an inspiration so elegant and perfect that neither he, nor Saint-Saëns, nor even Massenet, ever surpassed.

Gounod gala: overtures and operatic airs by the Orchestre National de France, with Dreisig, Devos, Aldrich and Kang
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Gounod gala: overtures and operatic airs by the Orchestre National de France, with Dreisig, Devos, Aldrich and Kang
Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio
Composer
Charles Gounod
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