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Yosemeh Adjei, Corinna Schreiter, Martin Ellrodt, Neue Nürnberger Ratsmusik - Gluck: Im Reich der Schatten (2020)

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Yosemeh Adjei, Corinna Schreiter, Martin Ellrodt, Neue Nürnberger Ratsmusik - Gluck: Im Reich der Schatten (2020)

Yosemeh Adjei, Corinna Schreiter, Martin Ellrodt, Neue Nürnberger Ratsmusik - Im Reich der Schatten (Erzählt und musiziert nach der Oper Orfeo und Euridice von Gluck) (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 69:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coviello Classics | # COV 92104 | Recorded: 2020

Christoph Willibald Gluck was severely annoyed. He was now 60, and still had to deal with the same annoyances he had for decades: the turbulent life at the Paris Opera, for which he was always writing new stage works, the many rehearsals with petulant divas, the orchestra musicians, with whom Gluck was rarely satisfied. According to contemporary witnesses, he had to retire to the sickbed for a while due to exhaustion. Here he dreamt up a dream world: an opera radically freed of ballast, without ballet, without a large chorus, with only a few performers and a greatly reduced orchestra.

Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)

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Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)

Renato Fasano, I Virtuosi di Roma, Shirley Verrett, Anna Moffo - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 611 Mb | Total time: 62:42+66:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697855712 | Recorded: 1965

Shirley Verrett makes a deeply impressive Orfeo, firm and pure in sound, classically restrained in expression; and her "Che farò", at a moderate, beautifully judged speed, is very finely sung, poised and quietly moving. The set is conducted by Renato Fasano, whose pacing of the score shows a very sure touch. The dance music has a grace and lightness, and a stylistic command, that one might not have expected from an orchestra which in those days seemed to be fed chiefly on a diet of Vivaldi.

Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)

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Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)

Samuel Mariño, Martin Hofstetter, Händelfestspielorchester Halle - Care pupille: Handel, Gluck (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 326 Mb | Total time: 71:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Orfeo | # C998201 | Recorded: 2019

Venezuelan born male soprano Samuel Mariño (*1993) presents his debut album with baroque arias by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Friedrich Händel. Gluck and Händel met each other and played music together in London in 1746. For this release, the original program of that concert was expanded with arias tailor-made for male soprano. This album is unique in every respect. It includes first recordings of works that are sensationally beautiful and that have never been heard before. And then there is a voice, a male soprano, singing for the first time in 250 years things that no man before him was able to sing.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [4 CDs] (2008)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon - Gluck: Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan [4 CDs] (2008)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, The English Baroque Soloisits - Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprévue; Don Juan (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 264:35 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 2564 69562-0 | Recorded: 1981, 1987, 1990

This four disc set from Erato opens with Gluck’s three act lyric tragedy Iphigénie en Aulide, his first original ‘French’ opera for the fashionable Paris Opéra. In 1773 Gluck had been persuaded that he could establish himself at the Paris Opéra (also known as L’Opéra) by François du Roullet, an attaché at the French Embassy in Vienna. Baille du Roullet provided Gluck with the libretto for Iphigénie en Aulide, based on the tragedy of Racine and founded on the play of Euripides. Initially the Director of L’Opéra hesitated in accepting Gluck’s score. Fortunately he had a influential ally in Marie-Antoinette, the Queen of France, to whom he had taught singing and harpsichord. The first staging of Iphigénie en Aulide was at the Paris Opéra in 1774.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Demofoonte (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1.10 Gb | Total time: 192:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | 95283 | Recorded: 2014, 2015

Demofoonte dates from the early Milan years of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), long before the radical reform operas for which he is most famous and his break with opera seria and the librettos of Pietro Metastasio. Gluck arrived in the northern Italian city in 1737 and was mentored there by composer Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Though Sammartini primarily composed symphonies and music for the church, Milan boasted a vibrant opera scene, and Gluck soon formed an association with one of the city's up-and-coming opera houses, the Teatro Regio Ducal.

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)

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Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)

Wilhelm Furtwängler: Das Vermächtnis / The Legacy - Box 1: Bach, Handel, Gluck (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Total time: 06:41:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Membran Music | # 233110 | Recorded: 1926-1954

Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler already enjoyed a worldwide legendary standing during his lifetime - he was considered the German conductor and performances were greeted with rapturous applause. Today, more than 50 years after his death, Wilhelm Furtwangler is still an icon and his work has become an integral part ofthe music scene. But just what makes up this fascination? And what makes his recordings so special? This edition provides the answers.

Ivor Bolton, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra - Gluck: Alceste (2015) [Blu-Ray]

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Ivor Bolton, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra - Gluck: Alceste (2015) [Blu-Ray]

Ivor Bolton, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra - Gluck: Alceste (2015) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 15000 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 21,1 Gb
Audio: Français / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
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BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 147 min | 8,84 Gb
Audio: Français / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: Spanish, French, German, English

The 300th anniversary of Christoph Willibald Glucks birth in 2014 was celebrated at the Teatro Real in Madrid with a new production of Alceste (French version), staged by Krysztof Warlikowski and starring Angela Denoke as Alceste. Alceste is Glucks most programmatic example of his quest for purer expression and deeper meaning. All its elements show a conscious effort to recreate the tragic origins of opera: its staunch dramatic unity, austere musical form, use of the chorus as a fundamental part of the story and, above all, its anachronistic but devoted adaptation of Euripides' tragedy.

Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, The Mozartists - Sturm und Drang, Vol 1: Beck, Gluck, Haydn, Jommelli, Traetta (2020)

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Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, The Mozartists - Sturm und Drang, Vol 1: Beck, Gluck, Haydn, Jommelli, Traetta (2020)

Chiara Skerath, Ian Page, The Mozartists - Sturm und Drang, Vol 1: Beck, Gluck, Haydn, Jommelli, Traetta (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 354 Mb | Total time: 71:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD619 | Recorded: 2019

This is the first project in a seven-volume series exploring the ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, which swept through all art forms in the between the early 1760s and 1780s. The purpose of this movement were to frighten and perturb through the use of wild and subjective emotional means of expression.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Ezio (2011)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Ezio (2011)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Gluck: Ezio (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 646 Mb | Total time: 69:25+77:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics ‎| 5099907092923 | Recorded: 2008

Gluck wrote his opera seria Ezio in 1750 for production in Prague. (In 1762, after the formal and stylistic breakthroughs of Orfeo ed Euridice, he revised the opera for a Vienna production, but it's the original version that's recorded here.) The opera has many of the characteristics of Italian late Baroque opera; it's essentially a series of arias separated by accompanied recitatives, the formula that the composer reacted against in Orfeo. It's not Gluck at his most innovative or original, but it's a fine example of opera seria, with a number of impressive arias and some very expressive recitatives, and it can make quite an impact in a performance as fine as this one.

Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)

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Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)

Andreas Scholl, Roger Norrington, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Heroes: Handel, Hasse, Gluck, Mozart (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 57:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 466 196-2 | Recorded: 1998

Compact disc buyers who purchased Andreas Scholl's disc of Handel arias on Harmonia Mundi barely a month before HEROES was released may wonder why they might need the present recital, with its further helping of Handel. One listen will stop the wondering! The key is the non-Handel portion of the program. That Scholl is excellent in baroque music is well-established by his recordings for Harmonia Mundi. But with selections by Hasse, Gluck, and a young Mozart, he demonstrates his talent for later music as well.

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

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Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 50th Anniversary Edition [50CDs], Part 1 (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 6,92 Gb | Total time: 50:56:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697 281822 | Recorded: 1969-2000

A beautifully-packaged 50-disc box set, released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, one of the most important and adventurous early music labels. The set contains 50 classic recordings of baroque and ancient music, chosen to represent the breadth of this huge and varied catalogue and each disc is slip-cased with artwork replicating the original CD or LP artwork.

Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)

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Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)

Magdalena Kožená, Michel Swierczewski, Prague Philharmonia - Le belle immagini: Mozart, Gluck, Mysliveček (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 292 Mb | Total time: 68:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 471 334-2 | Recorded: 2001

Mozart and Gluck may make natural bedfellows for a program of arias, but Josef Myslivecek is not a name that would jump to most minds to join them. Czech mezzo Magdalena Kozená may be about to change that. In his time (1737-1781), the Czech composer was up there with the greats after his studies in Italy. He couldn't have a more persuasive champion than Kozená, who sets out to show why Myslivecek was counted among the country's 10 most successful composers. The young Kozená's mantelpiece is already crowded with competition trophies, including a 2001 Gramophone Award for her CD of eastern European love songs with Graham Johnson.

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

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Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)

Magdalena Kožená - Enchantment (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 563 Mb | Total time: 60:19+76:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 477 6153 | Recorded: 1996-2003

If your ideal vocal recording places the performer next to your seat and your ideal vocal performance has the performer singing directly into your ear, this disc by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená will be just about ideal. No matter what the repertoire – and Kozená performs everything from Bach to Gounod to Shostakovich – and no matter what the context – and Kozená takes on everything from song to opera to oratorio – Kozená is right next to the listener, singing straight into his/her ear. Given her exceedingly warm tone, her extremely rich delivery, and her extraordinarily sibilant pronunciation, Kozená's intimate delivery may be too much for those with heart conditions or those all too easily affected by singers. But for those made of sterner stuff, Kozená's performances here will be the stuff dreams are made of.

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)

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George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)

George Petrou, Armonia Atenea, Vivica Genaux, Sonia Prina, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Romina Basso - Baroque Divas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 375 Mb | Total time: 75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 478 8099 | Recorded: 2014

The history of opera is inseparably linked with the biographies of singers; audiences have always been fascinated by both musical prowess and behind the scenes goings-on. The battle for prestige and fame was heated and passionate in the Baroque era, with legendary rivalries. Fiercely competitive, Cuzzoni and Bordoni were among the most acclaimed divas of the age, resorting to fisticuffs on stage. Present-day prima donnas Genaux, Prina, Nesi and Basso now follow in the footsteps of their fervid predecessors, presenting on disc a tongue-in-cheek survey of standout arias for mezzo soprano and contralto.

Patricia Petibon, Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln - Amoureuses: Mozart, Haydn, Gluck (2008)

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Patricia Petibon, Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln - Amoureuses: Mozart, Haydn, Gluck (2008)

Patricia Petibon, Daniel Harding, Concerto Köln - Amoureuses: Mozart, Haydn, Gluck (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 68:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon| 477 7468 | Recorded: 2008

Petibon has established herself as one of the most interesting and versatile sopranos of our day and has been widely acclaimed for her outstanding acting abilities that make her merge completely with whatever role she sings and represents on stage.