Gounod, Charles

Charles Gounod (1818-1893) was one of the most prolific French composers of his time. He produced a large output of sacred music—including, for example, his famous Ave Maria. A deeply devout man, Gounod was also passionate about the theatre and wrote a large number of incidental music scores, including Ulysse for the Comédie Française, as well as Sapho, Roméo et Juliette and Faust, to mention only his most famous works.

A selection of texts about Charles Gounod can be found here. For more detailed information about his life and other related aspects, please visit the Bru Zane Mediabase site.

Publications about Gounod, Charles

Bru Zane Mediabase
Digital resources for French Romantic music
Faust - Charles Gounod