Faust (Spohr, Louis)

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Editor Revised Edition (1852)
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2 Act Version: Overture (Op.60)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. (ca.1822). Plate 1769.
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3 Act Version (WoO 51a)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Overture

For Piano solo (Ulrich)

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Arranger Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872)
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For Piano (Kleinmichel)
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For 4 Violins (Dello)
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General Information

Work Title Faust
Alternative. Title Romantische Oper in zwei Akten / Grosse Oper in drei Akten
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 51, 51a (original, revised versions) ; Op.60, 60a (Overture - original revised versions)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts (Original Version)
3 Acts (Revised Version)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1813 (May-September), rev. 1852
First Performance. 1816-09-01 in Prague: Estates Theatre (original 2 act version) (overture premiered by 1814)
1852-07-15 in London: Covent Garden (revised 3 act version)
First Publication. 1822 - Leipzig (original 2 act version)
1853 - Leipzig (revised 3 act version)
Librettist Josef Karl Bernard (1780-1850)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra (both versions?)
Cast
Faust (baritone)
Mephistofeles (baritone)
Count Hugo (tenor)
Kunigunde, his fiancée (soprano)
Röschen a young girl (soprano)
Kaylinger a friend of Faust (baritone)
Wohlhardt, a friend of Faust (tenor)
Wagner, a friend of Faust (tenor)
Moor, a friend of Faust (baritone)
Franz, journeyman goldsmith (tenor)
Gulf, a knight (bass)
A maid of Kunigunde (soprano)
A voice (soprano)
Sycorax, leader of the witches (soprano)
Count Hugo's squire (spoken role)
A guest (spoken role)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, organ, strings
Related Works Pieces based on Spohr's 'Faust'
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Misc. Comments

Discussed e.g. by Brown (1984) pp.75–84 (Brown regards it as a "milestone in the development of German opera whose significance has too often been overshadowed by Weber's Der Freischütz (1821)".

A Paris: Maurice Schlesinger edition from ca.1830s (plate M.S. 955) is at the Anna Amalia Bibliothek.

Overture published separately by Peters, announced separately by AMZ in the October 1823 Intelligenzblatt supplement with Spohr's quartet Op.61.