Talk:Faust (opera)

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'Authorship'[edit]

Given that Huebner's 1990 book refers to various autograph manuscripts (eg BN17724), he would have had to take dictation from the 'real' composer... Cg2p0B0u8m (talk) 23:06, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Can those two paragraphs then be removed? -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 04:07, 4 October 2011 (UTC)
Personally I would get rid of it all as it is minor historical rumour. The Matheson stuff could go certainly. The Scholes perhaps in a footnote, particularly as in such a moderate article this section sticks out. The trivia also could possibly go. The BN acquired most of the autograph in 1977 (other bits in Stockholm, for instance) we kmow he composed ‘Avant de quitter ces lieux’ for Santley. The soldier’s chorus came from an unfinished Ivan le Terrible. According to Walsh, Harding claims that ‘Anges purs Anges radieux !’ comes from an early mass by Gounod of 1842. So until there is some evidence of theft, I don’t think it merits more than a footnote. Cg2p0B0u8m (talk) 19:09, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Wagner and Siebel[edit]

The cast box in the article informes that Siebel is a stuednt of Faust's and Wagner is a friend of Faust's. This is, however,information that originates from Goethe's book, not from the Opera's libretto. There is nothing in the libretto that says anything like this about those two characters. To avoid confusion the information in the cast box should either be edited so that it says where this information is from, or deleted completely. From the action one can infer that Wagner is a friend of Valentin, and Siebel has no other role as being an admirer of Marguerite. --Jidu Boite (talk) 08:11, 12 December 2011 (UTC)