Accentus, Laurence Equilbey - Gounod: Saint François d'Assise - Liszt: Légende de Sainte Cécile (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 39:16 minutes | 374 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet
It might be hard to believe that there could still exist a "discographic world first" when it came to the works of Gounod, and harder still to imagine that it could be such a substantial piece as this. And yet… Saint François d’Assise, a little oratorio in two parts first performed in 1891, has remained obscure up until now, to the point that its very existence has proved something of a surprise. And then all of a sudden, in 1996, the manuscript came back to light quite by accident: and here is its first recording, although several recordings had been made since its rediscovery.