Nevertheless Gounod was too pronounced a mannerist to do justice to Shakespeare's immortal love-story.
They have not come out because of Gounod, they p. 301have come because of you.
One reason for Gounod's eminence lay in his great reverence for his art.
The existing operas of Bellini and Gounod do not frighten me.
Gounod himself has prefaced the music with an admirably concise description of the text and its various subjects.
We had heard 'Faust' some years before and were great admirers of Gounod's genius.
See the manner in which Gounod has taken Shakespeare's Juliette and translated her into an atmosphere of poetry.
Gounod's study was a room which fitted his character perfectly.
But Gounod's honesty forbade him to write claptrap, and he does not make many concessions to the singers.
It was on my return that I was taken to Gounod and I waited a year for a hearing.