Charles Francois Gounod

…operas and oratorios…lived 1818 to 1893…most famous opera, Faust…skeptic critic
challenged to duel, refused…not ranked top 50 by Goulding.

                   Works Featured on CD's

GounodAve Maria…1889…same name as Schubert’s SPARKLER…really there are
many Ave Marias…this version is a modification of Bach’s Prelude in C, The Well Tempered
Clavier
Definition: Prelude, an introduction to a larger work as used by Bach; or as used
by Chopin, a short independent composition, usually for piano.