Méditation sur le 1er Prélude de S. Bach

Charles Gounod

Méditation sur le 1er Prélude de S. Bach

CG89a • “Ave Maria”

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Gounod had taken the Grand Prix de Rome in 1839. During his stay in that city, he met pianist and composer Fanny Hensel, Mendelssohn's married sister, who made a lasting impression on the unctuous young man by playing the works of Bach and Beethoven to him. In 1852, now married, Gounod looked back to that time of disco... read more

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