He became entangled with the amateur English singer Georgina Weldon, a relationship which ended in considerable acrimony.
Fanny Mendelssohn introduced the keyboard music of J. Bach to Gounod, who came to idolize Bach tremendously.
For him, The Well-Tempered Clavier was 'the law to pianoforte study Later in his life, Gounod returned to his early religious impulses, writing much religious music. A spiritual man and devout Catholic, Gounod's piano had a music-rack in which was carved an image of the face of Jesus. He died in in Saint-Cloud, France, as according to the legend he put the finishing touches to a requiem 'Le Grand Requiem' inspired by the death of his grandson, a major work which he was never to hear performed.
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His play, usually considered his masterwork, took him more than sixty years to write not working non-stop, fortunately and was completed only in , a year before his death though Part I was published in Composers loved it, as did lots of other people. Marguerite encounters Faust but declines his attentions. Suddenly Faust sees a vision of Marguerite in a prison cell and demands to be taken to her.
Faust is gorgeous from start to finish.