You will find below the contents of articles
appeared in magazines.
( in January 12, 1998 )
" Charles Gounod, his life, his works " is, as
the name indicates, a site dedicated to Charles Gounod,
French composer of Faust, Roméo and Juliette,
Mireille, Ave Maria, Saint Cecile's mass, among others. The
Opera fanatics and the curious will appreciate the resources
of this site: a complete biography, a discography and
bibliography, some photos and pictures, as well as
conferences of Jean-Pierre Gounod. A large work, fascinating
and clearly presented, easy to surf through thanks to a "
plan of the site "
( N°17 in April, 1998 )
" François Davin, music-loving webmaster,
noticed that the Web had not honoured Charles Gounod. " It
is so to repair this injustice that the decision was made to
create this site which is completely dedicated to him ".
Gounod, prolific composer if one is, is the author of more
than six hundred musical pieces. Masses, operas, chants,
including works called posthumous! The whole is read like a
book - with papers of big specialists, well illustrated ,
the content is excellent. Surprise: a collection of pen
portraits from one of the least familiar composers !
Example: Who knows "Sapho" or... "The Bloody Nun"?"
( N°31 October, 1998 )
"The amateurs of comic strips knows the composer
of XIX-th century, Charles Gounod, by the opera singer,
Castafiore, friend of Tintin and pretender of the captain
Haddock. Who has never listened " Oh, I laugh to see myself
so beautiful in this mirror! "? The great-great grandson of
the composer, François Davin, wants the public to
know him better by presenting an enormous sum of
information, of which some are new."
.NET Hors-série "Quoi de neuf
sur INTERNET ?"
( July / August, 1998 )
"A very beautiful site realized by a descendant
of the composer. It cannot be any more complete ( 107 pages)
and lists six hundred works. Some sounds are missing just to
cheer it up"
( N°771 in Jun 15, 1998 )
"This personal home page was created by the
great-great-grandson of the illustrious composer Charles
Gounod. Six hundred works classified with categories are
accessible by a simple click of mouse. Many texts but also
exclusive photos. You will find Mister Gounod playing the
piano, or together with his family. Finally, cast an eye on
the series of portraits made by painters such as Delaunay.
It is beautiful this site, but one looks forward to some