Schumann: Scenes from Goethe's Faust / Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic

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Goethe’s Faust exerted a powerful influence on Romantic composers, offering Robert Schumann a number of unforgettable scenes drawn mainly from the mystical second part of the epic poem which he incorporated into this immensely moving large-scale cantata. Opening with the first love scene between Gretchen and Faust and concluding with the climactic scene of Faust’s redemption, Schumann created a sweeping panorama of dramatic episodes with Mephistopheles’ trickery ultimately overcome as legions of celestial beings bear Faust’s soul to heaven.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: 8572430-31

  • UPC: 747313243075

  • Label: Naxos

  • Composer: Robert Schumann

  • Conductor: Antoni Wit

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Warsaw Boys' Choir, Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Performer: Andrew Gangestad, Anna Lubanska, Christiane Libor, Daniel Kirch, Ewa Marciniec, Iwona Hossa, Jaakko Kortekangas