Christoph Gluck

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Josef Myslivecek: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (2005)

Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester - Josef Mysliveček: La Passione di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 451 Mb | Total time: 59:10+43:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 71 025/26 | Recorded: 2004

Interesting that the librettist of this oratorio, none other than Pietro Metastasio, avoids biblical passages completely. In doing so, this lets in an emotive realism that allows a quasi-operatic treatment by Prague-born Myslivecek. The composer's penchant for Metastasio in his thirty-odd operas obviously extended to oratorio. The apostle Peter becomes a major figure in the drama. Absent from the crucifixion itself, he has to make urgent enquiry into the state of play. Enter Mary Magdalene - a Biblical character under much re-evaluation in current spirituality - who accompanied Jesus to the cross. Other characters include John (here of course Giovanni), the second eyewitness, Joseph of Arimathea (Giuseppe).
Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)

Klaus Mertens, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - Dresden 1652: Werke von Christoph Bernhard und Christian Herwich (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:20 | 276 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: New Classical Adventure | Catalog: 60147

Die Hamburger Ratsmusik: ein Ensemble mit 500-jähriger Geschichte. Dieser Gegensatz reizt zum kreativen Dialog zwischen Tradition und Gegenwart, von Alter Musik und lebendiger Interpretation. Die Anfänge der Hamburger Ratsmusik reichen zurück bis ins 16. Jahrhundert. Nach dem Grundsatz „Gott zu Ehren und Hamburg zur Lust, Ergötzlichkeit und Nutz“ leistete sich die Stadt ein Eliteensemble von acht Ratsmusikern, das vielen fürstlichen Hofkapellen Konkurrenz machen konnte.
Midori, Christoph Eschenbach - Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Violin Concerto, Concert Music, Op.50 (2013)

Midori, Christoph Eschenbach - Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, Violin Concerto, Concert Music, Op.50 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:23 | 303 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: ODE 1214-2

German composer Paul Hindemith wrote concertos for nearly every instrument in the orchestra. Here you get a concert for one of the most common instruments, the violin, along with two distinctively textured orchestral works, the giant Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by C.M. von Weber and the somewhat obscure Konzertmusik für Streichorchester und Blechbläser (Concert Music for Strings and Brass Instruments), the earliest piece on the program (it was written in 1930).
Orchestre de L’Opera de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (1985)

Orchestre de L’Opera de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (1985)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:42:12 | 451 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 149-2

This is the masterwork, Gluck's last important opera, which convinced the teenage medical student Berlioz, when he first heard it in 1821, that he had to be a composer. He worshipped Gluck and took his side in the phoney "Gluck vs.Piccini War". He set himself the task of sitting in the Conservatoire library to copy out the entire score in order to absorb its lessons. Its directness and drama influenced his artistic style his whole life through, as evinced by key points in "Les Troyens".
Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo - Gluck: La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88843031432 | TT: 52.18+41.15+78.16+41.17 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The opera is starring countertenor Valer Sabadus - one of opera's most exciting newcomers - now exclusively signed to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, a division of Sony Classical. Christoph Willibald Gluck, widely known for fundamentally reforming the 'opera seria' wrote some of the greatest and exemplary masterpieces of this great genre before he started his famous reform of the opera. This makes this work a fascinating and enlightening piece in the puzzle for the evolution of opera and the eminent character Gluck. Gluck's setting of La Clemenza was first performed in Naples in 1752, ten years before his first reform opera.

Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 5, 2017
Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)

Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)
Opera | 3cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI Classics, 7243 4 89880 2 7 | rel: 1983 | 830Mb

I made my first acquaintance with “Armide” via the Minkowski recording when I was in the middle of a project exploring all the operatic treatments of that sorceress’ story I could find. Gluck’s version, set to essentially the same text as the earlier Lully opera (minus the prologue) was the great surprise of the project, far surpassing the various works of Haydn, Cimarosa and Vivaldi that treated Armida’s story or offered comical send-ups of it, with Gluck’s greater vigor and lyricism surpassing the austere older style of Lully’s setting.
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (2010, MDG "Gold" # 341 1628-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 3
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 308 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1628-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (2004, MDG "Gold" # 341 1252-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 2
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 251 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1252-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 1 (2002, MDG "Gold" # 341 1121-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Graupner - Orchestral Works Vol. 1
Nova Stravaganza - Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 357 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1121-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Armonia Atenea / de Risio - Il trionfo di Clelia (2012, MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Il trionfo di Clelia, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 31 (1763)
Armonia Atenea / Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio / Hélène Le Corre
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 977 MB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Classical Period

"Die Sängerinnen und Sänger haben allesamt sehr intensiv an den Koloraturen gearbeitet und sind den teils horrenden Schwierigkeiten der Arien gut gewachsen … Außerdem sind die Rezitative mit hohem Konversationstempo und fantasievoller Generalbass-Improvisation umgesetzt." ~FonoForum