3 Act Version
||Revised Edition (1852)
||Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.. Plate 3923.
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#402102 This score includes measure numbers.
Part of the research project Romantic Overtures, 1820-1850
2 Act Version: Overture (Op.60)
||Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d. (ca.1822). Plate 1769.
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2 Act Version (WoO 51)
3 Act Version (WoO 51a)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano solo (Ulrich)
||Hugo Ulrich (1827-1872)
||Ouverturen-Album. Sammlung der beliebtesten Ouverturen für Pianoforte solo.|
Leipzig: C. F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1889). Plate 7340.
For Piano (Kleinmichel)
- See: Ballet-Album by Richard Kleinmichel
For 4 Violins (Dello)
- See: Die 4 Violinisten by Manuel Dello
||Romantische Oper in zwei Akten / Grosse Oper in drei Akten
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
||WoO 51, 51a (original, revised versions) ; Op.60, 60a (Overture - original revised versions)
||2 acts (Original Version)|
3 acts (Revised Version)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1813 (May-September), rev. 1852
||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)
||1822 - Leipzig (original 2 act version)|
1853 - Leipzig (revised 3 act version)
||Josef Karl Bernard (1780-1850)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||voices, chorus, orchestra (both versions?) |
- Faust (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)
- 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, organ, strings
||Pieces based on Spohr's 'Faust'
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.