Tagged: faust

Goethe Biography (1911)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist and philosopher, is known for Faust and Letters to a Young Poet, among other things.

Faust from Goethe.

Faust Illustrations

Here are some Faust illustrations.     Faust and Mephistopheles in the Hartz Mountains, 1825-27 Eugène Delacroix: Mephistopheles in the Skies, an illustration from the first French translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust,...

World Literature Videos

World Literature Videos

Videos referenced in World Literature (E5) Study Guide: World Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 5) Module 1 Ancient Greek Music – Macedonia Module 2 Antigone on stage Module 3 Roman Water Wheel, London Museum Roman Weapons...

Texts for World Literature

Texts for World Literature

English V: World Literature What does World Literature cover? World Literature is a college-prep literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for...

Faust Silent Movie 1926

Faust Silent Movie 1926

The entire 1926 movie of Goethe’s Faust is available with English subtitles on YouTube. This is a silent film, with music composed and conducted by Timothy Brock and performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra....

Faust Opera Performance Video Excerpt

Faust Opera Performance Video Excerpt

This is an old black and white film clip of Faust, a melodramatic performance of Faust – A German Folktale. The images and characters may be disturbing, so these clips are totally optional. You...

Schumann Faust Overture Music

Schumann Faust Overture Music

Scenes from Goethe’s Faust (Szenen aus Goethes Faust), a musical-theatrical work by composer Robert Schumann, is considered one of Schumann’s most moving works. This three-part composition suggests the struggle between good and evil at...

The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz

The Damnation of Faust by Berlioz

French Romantic composer and conductor Hector Berlioz was inspired by Goethe’s Faust to compose “The Damnation of Faust,” a free-form oratorio or opera (Berlioz ultimately called it a “légende dramatique”). It is most often heard in...

Liszt’s Faust Symphony

Liszt’s Faust Symphony

Franz Liszt wrote a beautiful Faust Symphony with three movements. The first is “Faust,” the second is “Gretchen,” and the third is “Méphistofélès.” Be sure to note the way each character’s theme reflects his...