Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1818-06-17
Death 1893-10-18
French
Italian, German, French, Latin, English

Biographical notes:

During his London sojourn, 1870-75, French composer Charles Gounod lived at the residence of English soprano Georgina Weldon.

From the description of Letters received, 1792-1905. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485989

From the guide to the Letters received, 1792-1905, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Libretto by Emile Augier; first performed in Paris at the Opéra, 16 April 1851. Cf. New Grove online.

From the description of Sapho (3me. acte) : 1o. cantabile "Sois béni par une mourante" ; 2o. (Dernier hymne à sa lyre) scène finale "Ô ma lyre immortelle!" : manuscript, [1892?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612878776

From the opera in 5 acts with libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Shakespeare's play. Composed 1864. First performance Paris, Théâtre-Lyrique, 27 April 1867. This arrangement 1915.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Romeo and Juliet / Charles Gounod ; instrumentation by Andrew Luck. [19--?] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49895338

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001137.0x00002d

Originally composed as a song for voice and piano. First published in English as Peacefully Slumber, Lullaby, 1873. Later arranged for violin and piano as Berceuse, 1875.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Clos ta paupière : berceuse pour instruments à cordes, avec violon solo / Ch. Gounod. [19--] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 49895214

French composer.

From the description of Autograph letters signed : 9 Park Place, Regent's Park, [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1870 Dec. 15 to 1887 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125295

From the description of Autograph inscription signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., ca. 1865?], [n.d., ca. 1865?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578132

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Gounod to the "Rédacteur en Chef, " England, 1873 Oct. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122369536

From the description of Le Rhône. / (Vision fantastique d'Ourrias.) / Intermède / de / Mireille. / (Réduction de l'Orchestre à 4 mains.) / À ma fille Jeanne. / (5 avril/82.) Ch. Gounod. 5 avril/[18]82. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564013

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 20 May 1853, to an unidentified recipient, 1853 May 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578141

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 14 May 1884, to [the editor of the Gaulois?], 1884 May 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578166

From the description of Adieu [manuscript]. 26 Juin [18]59. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563964

From the description of Marche et Choeur. / (Fragment d'Electre.) / Ch. Gounod. [manuscript]. [between 1840 and 1893] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563975

From the description of Hymne à Sainte Cécile / pour Violon Solo, avec Accompagnement de Harpes, Timbales, Instr. a Vent et C. Basses. [1865?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563991

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Château de Morainville (par Blangy du Calvados), 6 September 1877, to an unidentified friend, 1877 Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578160

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1857?], to [the publisher Le Beau Ainé?], [n.d., 1857?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578145

From the description of [Faust. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1869 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563981

From the description of [Electre. Excerpt] : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563978

From the description of Autograph letter, dated : Sevigny, 24 July 1857, to [Rosalie Jousset], 1857 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578109

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 7 June 1878, to the Préfet de la Seine, 1878 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578162

From the description of Mireille. [1864?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564005

From the description of La plaine est vaste [manuscript]. 24 juillet 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564010

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 1 July 1872, to Edith, 1872 July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578148

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 26 March 1884, to Alfred [Mapleson?], 1884 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578115

From the description of Envelope in Gounod's hand, postmarked : Paris, 20 April 1875, 1875 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578126

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : St. Leonard's on Sea, 23 April 1874, to Richard Peyton in Birmingham, 1874 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578123

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 21 January 1889, to an unidentified recipient, 1889 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578169

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 16 June 1873, to M. Poles, 1873 June 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578129

From the description of Magnificat / pour Soprano Solo, Choeur et Orgue. (Ch. Gounod). [1874?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563998

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 18 March 1879, to [Jules-Henri] Brésil, 1879 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578107

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?], 1 April 1892, to [Alfred] Stevens, 1892 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578135

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Saint-Cloud, 16 August 1867, to M. Due, 1867 Aug. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270974560

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Saint-Cloud, 8 July 1875, to [Ambroise Thomas?], 1875 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578152

From the description of "Sérénade / avec Accompagnement d'Orchestre / par / Charles Gounod. / Ch. Gounod." : autograph manuscript, 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270564017

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Morainville (par Blangy du Calvados), 22 August 1876, to an unidentified friend, 1876 Aug. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578156

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Courtavenel?], 11 November 1850, to an unidentified recipient, 1850 Nov. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578138

From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card : [Paris, n.d.], to [August] Manns, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578112

From the description of Jean Bonnin [manuscript]. [1859?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563994

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 13 December 1888, to [Adelina Patti?], 1888 Dec. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578120

From the description of "The Arrow and the Song." / the Words by Longfellow. The music by Ch. Gounod. [1885?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563968

From the description of 38 autograph letters signed from Gounod to Alfred Lyttleton, Paris [et. al], 1882 Nov. 23-1887 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122560764

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [n.p., Paris?, n.d., 1848-1870?], to M. [Emile] Perrin, [n.d., 1848-1870?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873371

From the description of Album leaf, 1843 Apr. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900524

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 14 March 1880, to Mrs. Robert Schnitzler in Cologne, 1880 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899917

From the description of Faust. Album leaf. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900529

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 10 April 1880, to "Mon cher Benedict," 1880 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270900517

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 10 February 1880, to Robert Schnitzler in Cologne, 1880 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899916

From the description of Autograph note on his visiting card, dated : [Paris, n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873372

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Gounod to Albert Delacortie, Paris, 1882 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122395547

From the description of Autograph note signed, dated : [Paris], 11 December 1884, to M. [Adolphe?] Méliot, 1884 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270578118

From the description of "Cinq-Mars--(Trio No 14)." : autograph manuscript, [ca. 1877]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563971

Charles Gounod was a French composer. Sapho, his first opera, was first performed in 1851. His best known opera is Faust.

From the description of ALS, 1848 July 25, Interlaken. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682744

From the guide to the ALS, Interlaken, 1848 July 25, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Charles Gounod, French composer.

From the description of Choral et fugue : en mi mineur : pour le piano / par Ch. Gounod. [18--] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 599250768

Charles-Franois Gounod (1813-1893), the French composer. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians .

From the guide to the Letters from Charles Gounod, with related material, ca. 1860-1880, (Leeds University Library)

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Song, with text by an unidentified author. Composed in 1866.

From the description of [Crépuscule]. [circa 1866] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 775793298

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Originally music for piano, 4 hands. Published 1872.

From the description of Dodelinette : berceuse : pour les instruments à cordes / Ch. Gounod. 1876 April 14. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863248

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Choral music, with text by A. Quételard. Composed 1858; later published for solo voice and piano.

From the description of L'ange gardien : choeur à 4 voix egales / paroles de Quételard ; musique de Ch. Gounod. [1858] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863262

The composer Charles Gounod was appointed maître de chapelle at the Séminaire des Missions Etrangères, Paris, in 1843.

Jean-Hubert-Joseph Franck, violinist, composer, and organist; younger brother of César Franck; succeeded Gounod as organist at the Séminaire des Missions Etrangères.

From the description of Messe (no. I) en la♭ à trois voix : avec accompagnement d'orgue, 1844 / Ch. Gounod. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 55212139

The composer Charles Gounod was appointed maître de chapelle at the Séminaire des Missions Etrangères, Paris, in 1843.

Jean-Hubert-Joseph Franck, violinist, composer, and organist; younger brother of César Franck; succeeded Gounod as organist at the Séminaire des Missions Etrangères.

From the description of Messe (no. I) en la♭ à trois voix : avec accompagnement d'orgue / Ch. Gounod. 1844. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 62092389

Motet for soprano, chorus (SATB), orchestra, and organ, with text from the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Composed while Gounod was living in London during the Franco-Prussian War, Gallia was commissioned by the organizing committee of the London International Exposition for the opening of the Royal Albert Hall, 1871 May 1.

In 1872 Georges Bizet made arrangements of Gounod's Gallia for voice, piano, organ, and violin or violoncello, and for piano, four hands.

From the description of Gallia : lamentation : pour voix, piano, orgue, violon ou violoncelle / paroles et musique de Ch. Gounod. [ca. 1872] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 57384552

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Music for chorus (TTBB), composed on the entry of France in the second war of Italian independence.

From the description of La Piémontaise / paroles de A. Barbier ; musique de Ch. Gounod. [1859?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863252

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Rédemption, an oratorio with libretto by Gounod, was published in 1882, vocal score, and 1883, full score.

From the description of Ténèbres. [1880s?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863219

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Opera, with libretto by Paul Poirson and Louis Gallet, after Alfred de Vigny. Composed 1876-1877; first performed 1877; vocal score published 1877.

From the description of [Fragments from Cinq Mars]. [circa 1876-1877] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863160

Charles Gounod, French composer.

For contralto, chorus, violoncello, and piano.

From the description of La charité, pour l'amour de Dieu! : quête pour les pauvres de Gallicia / Ch. Gounod. 1880 January 20. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863168

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Song, with text by Eugène Tourneux. Published in 1860.

From the description of Le chant du printemps. 1849. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863224

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Polyeucte, opera, with libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, after Pierre Corneille. Composed 1869-1878; first performed 1878 October 7; published in vocal score, 1878.

From the description of Récit et invocation à Vesta : fragment de Polyeucte. 1878 April 2. (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863244

Charles Gounod, French composer.

Song, with text by Marie Barbier. Published 1882.

From the description of Tu m'aimes! : réponse de Medjé / paroles de Marie Barbier ; musique de Ch. Gounod. [circa 1882?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 607863231

Charles François Gounod (1818-1893) was a French composer, conductor, and organist best known for his opera Faust .

Gounod was born in Paris in 1818. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1836 to study with Halévy and Le Sueur. Gounod's first opera, Sapho, came to fruition when Pauline Viardot promised to sing in the title role. Gounod went on to have a successful musical career, composing operas, oratorios, cantatas, church music, and other orchestral works.

  • 1851: Sapho
  • 1854: La Nonne sanglante
  • 1858: Le Médecin malgré lui
  • 1859: Faust
  • 1860: La Colombe Philémon et Baucis
  • 1862: La Reine de Saba
  • 1864: Mireille
  • 1867: Roméo et Juliette
  • 1877: Cinq Mars
  • 1878: Polyeucte
  • 1881: Le Tribut de Zamora

From the guide to the Charles Gounod Collection, 1850-1893, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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  • Letters--19th century
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  • Operas--Scores and parts
  • Photographs 19th century
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  • Operas--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores
  • Masses--Parts
  • Harp--Orchestral excerpts
  • Popular instrumental music--1901-1910
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  • Franco--Prussian War, 1870-1871--Songs and music
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  • Operas--Excerpts, Arranged--Scores and parts
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  • 1874.04.23
  • Composers--Written works
  • Wind quintets (Bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe), Arranged--Scores and parts
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  • Gounod, Charles Francois, 1818-1893
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  • Havering atte Bower, Essex (as recorded)
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  • St Petersburg, Russia (as recorded)
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  • Schortau, Saxony (as recorded)