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Sound Stories


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With Donald Macleod. There is a case for seeing even Faust himself as just the unfortunate object of a crazy bet: between the Almighty and the satanic figure of Mephistopheles. The Devil's subsequent pact with Faust - that he will be Faust's servant in return for a claim over his eternal soul - turns out to be the source of high adventure.
Mephistopheles is often attractive and has some of the best tunes, too. Music includes:
Bolto Son to Spirito Che Nega
(Mefistofele) Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass), National Philharmonic, conductor Oliviero de Fabritiis
Benjamin Frankel Mephistopheles ' Serenade and Dance
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Gounod MaÎtre Scarabee, Ayant Fait Fortune (Faust)
Jose van Dam (baritone),
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Uszt A Faust Symphony (Part 3: Faust) Peter Seiffert (tenor), Ernst Senff Choir , Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Bass: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Unknown: Benjamin Frankel Mephistopheles
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Tenor: Peter Seiffert
Tenor: Ernst Senff Choir
Conductor: Simon Rattle

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