Christoph Gluck

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Alceste (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 133 min | 7,68 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch | Recorded: 1999

Rebelling against the increasingly formulaic operas of the time, Christoph Willibald Gluck's "reformist" opera Alceste (1767) was a successful attempt to return to a purer form of musical drama. It is highly appropriate that this 1999 production of the revised 1776 Paris version should be conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir, the same forces responsible for many fine Bach performances equally emphasizing character and text. In setting the tragic story of the profound love between Queen Alceste and her husband King Admète, Gluck provided a score of austere, rending beauty.
La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)

La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 207 Mb | Total time: 47:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 8552 | Recorded:1989, 1992, 1994

It is extremely difficult nowadays to reproduce the sound castrato singers where capable of doing at their time and, too often, one finds voices that are too nasal or merely good falsettos. But in many of the performances in this CD one can let the imagination wander and almost imagine you are in the 18th century. In particular, the performance of James Bowmann is outstanding. Also very special the performace of Charpentier 'Salve Regina' by Gerard Lesne and the others; this of course enhanced by the exquisite sensibility of the director Jordi Saval. Also, the duo of Derek Lee Ragin and Ewa Mallas-Godlewska in 'Son qual nave ch'agitata' is so exquisite it brings tears to your eyes. (Carmen E. Alvarez)
Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:45 minutes | 1.48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky continues his exploration of operatic settings of the Orpheus myth with the most famous of the many operas inspired by the story of the Greek poet who searches for his dead wife in the Underworld: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. It contains one of the world's best-loved operatic arias, Orfeo's restrained, but moving lament, 'Che farò senza Euridice'.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (2008)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 100 min | 6,94 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: EMI | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch | Recorded: 1999

When the historic Theatre du Chatelet in Paris re-opened after a period of extensive refurbishment, the first two productions mounted in the theatre were Gluck’s Alceste and Orphée et Eurydice.
Both operas were sung in their French versions and were mounted and designed by Robert Wilson and conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. This was the first time Wilson and Gardiner had collaborated and their individual credentials combined to produce an exceptional result.

Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 17, 2018
Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018)

Philippe Jaroussky - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 398 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 Mb | 01:17:40
Classical, Vocal | Label: Parlophone Records, Erato Records

Star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky continues his exploration of operatic settings of the Orpheus myth with the most famous of the many operas inspired by the story of the Greek poet who searches for his dead wife in the Underworld: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. It contains one of the world's best-loved operatic arias, Orfeo's restrained, but moving lament, 'Che farò senza Euridice'.
Christoph Prégardien - Bach & Telemann: Cantatas for Baritone (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Christoph Prégardien - Bach & Telemann: Cantatas for Baritone (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48kHz | Time - 77:05 minutes | 729 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

A famous cantata for baritone by Johann Sebastian Bach ("Kreuzstabkantate"), combined with two cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann. In addition and as a supplementary musical color, there are three purely instrumental pieces: overtures by J. F. Fasch and Telemann, and as an "encore", the Larghetto from Handel's Concerto Grosso Op. 6/4. Christoph Prégardien was and is well known as one of the most versatile lyric tenors of our time.
Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio, Armonia Atenea - Gluck: Il trionfo di Clelia (2012)

Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio, Armonia Atenea - Gluck: Il trionfo di Clelia (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 927 Mb | Total time: 76:23+67:43+51:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: MDG | # 609 1733-2 | Recorded: 2011

On May 14, 1763, Bologna’s Teatro Comunale opened with the world premiere of Il trionfo di Clelia. Completed a year after Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck’s setting of Metastasio’s story of romantic fidelity put to the test against the background of the Siege of Rome, was tailored both to display the new theatre’s capacity for spectacle (Act II calls for the collapse of a bridge and a heroic swim across the rising waters of the Tiber) and a cast hand-picked for their fioritura (embellishment of a melodic line). Thus while musicologists may cherish Il trionfo di Clelia for its pivotal role in the composer’s progress from the gilded cage of opera seria to the grand austerity of his reform operas, the rest of us can enjoy an inventive score.
Nicolai Gedda, Liliane Berton, Louis de Froment - Gluck: Orphée et Euridice (2009)

Nicolai Gedda, Liliane Berton, Louis de Froment - Gluck: Orphée et Euridice (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:45:49 | 521 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Profil | Catalog: PH 09021

A conductor who spent most of his career in tiny Luxembourg is hardly a musician one would expect to become well known, but Louis de Froment grew extremely familiar to record collectors thanks to his long association with the Vox label. Born in Toulouse, he studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he won first prize in conducting in 1948. After graduation, Froment conducted one of the French radio orchestras and, from 1950 to 1954, served as music director at the casinos in Cannes, Deauville, and Vichy.

Gluck (The Late Eighteenth-Century Composers)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Jan. 21, 2018
Gluck (The Late Eighteenth-Century Composers)

Gluck (The Late Eighteenth-Century Composers) by Patricia Howard
2015 | ISBN: 1472443209 | English | 512 pages | PDF | 13 MB
Rudolph Palmer, The Queen’s Chamber Band - Gluck: Il Parnaso confuso (2004)

Rudolph Palmer, The Queen’s Chamber Band - Gluck: Il Parnaso confuso (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 72:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Albany Records | # TROY 655 | Recorded: 2004

Here we have the first complete recording of Gluck's charming one-act serenata teatrale for chamber orchestra and four treble voices, composed for the marriage of Hapsburg Archduke Joseph in January 1765. The Archduke's first wife had died. This time he was to marry the Bavarian princess, Maria Josepha. For this performance of the new Gluck work, four of the Archduke's daughters from his first marriage who were all accomplished musicians, sang roles in the new work. The new bridegroom's younger brother Leopold, conducted. That the four Archduchesses could successfully negotiate the florid soprano roles Gluck fashioned for them, is most impressive. One presumes that the youngest daughter, Marie Antoinette, was not so gifted. The serenata teatrale was presented as a surprise to the newly weds at Schonbrunn Castle in Vienna in the presence of the rest of the Hapsburg court. It was deemed such a success, that on the spot, Gluck was asked to compose another opera. The result was La Corona. The work was planned for November, but because the Emperor died suddenly, the work was not performed.