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St. Stephen's Basilica
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András Virágh
Zsuzsanna Gion


T. Albinoni: Adagio
J. S. Bach: „Agnus Dei” Aria from Mass in B Minor
J. S. Bach: Fugue in B Minor
G. Puccini: Salve regina
C. Franck: Piéce heroique
Ch. Gounod: Ave Maria
J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Ch. Gounod: Ave Maria – the meeting of two era

Who wouldn’t recognize Gounod’s Ave Maria from the first sounds? The piece originally was composed for singer’s voice and obligato has become world famous classical music hit in numerous adaptations. The circumstances of its creating are less known. It is a result of two big eras and two grand composers fruitful meeting: the softly swaying roulades of the baroque Preludium in C-Major from Bach inspired the romantic opera composer, Ch. Gounod, to dream the soft tunes of Ave Maria. The divining work of the mutual creation is age- and timeless, just like mankind’s veneration towards Virgin Mary.