Robert Schumann - Szenen aus Goethes Faust Hermann Prey - Faust Beverly Sills - Gretchen conductor: Erich Leinsdorf private recording Penzance Records German-English libretto included, last two pages of the libretto include "A Word about this Performance" by Erich Leinsdorf Recorded 1966. Matrix, Runout (Side A): PR 7-A.
Robert Schumann - Szenen aus Goethes Faust Hermann Prey - Faust Beverly Sills - Gretchen conductor: Erich Leinsdorf private recording Penzance Records German-English libretto included, last two pages of the libretto include "A Word about this Performance" by Erich Leinsdorf Recorded 1966.
Scenes from Goethe's Faust (Szenen aus Goethes Faust) has been described as the height of composer Robert Schumann's accomplishments in the realm of dramatic music. The work was written between 1844 and 1853 and is scored for SATB chorus, boys' chorus, orchestra, and a number of solo parts which, even with doubling, require seven solo singers, although eight (three sopranos, two mezzos, one tenor, one baritone, and one bass) is the usual number for a performance
Faust is a tragic play in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832). It is his most famous work and considered to be one of the best of German literature. Many translations exist for the work, but all quotations are from Luke, David (1987). Faust, Part One. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-953621-4. Was glänzt ist für den Augenblick geboren,Das Echte bleibt der Nachwelt unverloren. What gleams is the moment's, born to beSoon lost; true gold lives for posterity.
Hermann Prey ( Berlin, 11 July 1929 – Krailling, 22 July 1998) was a German lyric baritone, who was equally at home in the Lied, operatic and concert repertoires. His American debut was in November 1952, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, and his American recital debut took place in 1956, at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Szenen aus Goethes Faust. Scenes from Goethe's Faust. Scènes de Faust; Scene dal 'Faust' di Goethe; ゲーテのファウストからの情景. This album has an average beat per minute of 84 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 62/136 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Szenen aus Goethes Faust. BPM Profile Szenen aus Goethes Faust. Album starts at 80BPM, ends at 76BPM (-4), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Robert Schumann.
Goethe finished writing Faust Part Two in 1832, the year of his death. In contrast to Faust Part One, the focus here is no longer on the soul of Faust, which has been sold to the devil, but rather on social phenomena such as psychology, history and politics. The second part formed the principal occupation of Goethe’s last years and appeared only posthumously in 1832. However, as Goethe expresses in the final scene, Mephistopheles’ handling of Faust permitted the latter to strive for something essentially positive and thus his soul could be saved. Whoever strives in ceaseless toil, Him we may grant redemption. Thus as Mephistopheles gloats, angels descend and retrieve the immortal part of Faust’s soul, providing redemption and ascension to the higher realm.