Gluck Alceste

Gluck - Alceste (John Eliot Gardiner, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves)

Gluck - Alceste (John Eliot Gardiner, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves) [2000]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan, Auto Letterboxed | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Francais (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 6.59 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais | 135 min | +3% Recovery

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… By –Gary S. Dalkin
Gluck - Alceste (John Eliot Gardiner, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves) [2002]

Gluck - Alceste (John Eliot Gardiner, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 608.49 MB
Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog Number: 470 293-2

Thus spake Shaw, writing about Gluck towards the end of the 19th century. Shaw went on to allege that the musical culture of his time had not fully caught up with this great master and reformer of opera, and the very thoughtful and instructive essay that Gardiner contributes here suggests to me that there may still, in the third millennium, be a little catching up to do. Whatever one thinks of Gluck, either as a composer or as a musical dramatist or as an operatic rationalist and reformer, it seems to me that he was very clear-headed in one basic respect - he knew the difference between musical drama and musical tableau. Classical drama has an inherent tendency towards tableau, with its statues, white-robed women, prophets, deities and heroes…
Gluck: Alceste - Bampton, Maison, Warren / Panizza 2CD (Homage to Rose Bampton)

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste
Opera | 2 CD | EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE · MP3+CUE (VBR 256 Kb/s) | Booklet TIFF · JPG | 618 MB | 1941 · Released: 1997 | RS
CD1 61'18, CD2 75'52 ; Total Timing: 137'10'' | Historical Recording | Win Rar Compression
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Ettore Panizza
Gluck: Alceste - Bampton, Maison, Warren / Panizza 2CD (Homage to Rose Bampton)

Gluck - Paride ed Elena (Schneider) (1992)  

Posted by ArlegZ at Sept. 26, 2010
 Gluck - Paride ed Elena (Schneider) (1992)

Gluck Christoph Willibald - Paride ed Elena (Schneider) (1992)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 536 MB | CD1:58’38; CD2:73’24
EAC Rip | Classical/Opera/Vocal | Label: Capriccio | FServe/FSonic

Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen) is an opera by Gluck, the third and final of his Italian reformist works, following Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste. Paride ed Elena encompasses the events between The Judgment of Paris and the flight of Paris and Helen to Troy and, like its predecessors, its libretto was written by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. It was premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 3 November 1770.
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
Gluck - Orphee et Eurydice (Giampaolo Bisanti) (2009) [Blu-Ray]

Gluck - Orphée et Eurydice (Giampaolo Bisanti) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 21994 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 94 min | 21,5 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4384 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 94 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: German, French, English, Spanish, Italian

Opting for the French-language version of Orpheus, David Alagna was faced with the task of achieving an appropriately subtle adaptation. In a plot transposed to the present day, Eurydice dies in a car accident on the day of her wedding and Orpheus's quest for his beloved is a dream beginning and ending at the cemetery. No happy ending in this interpretation, but a new approach to characterisation: Amore, sung by a baritone, becomes a funeral parlour employee and Orpheus' guide. Orpheus, of course, loses his loved one forever by turning to look back. World famous tenor Roberto Alagna throws himself body and soul into this production. His incredible vitality, flawless timbre and diction make him a great Orpheus. His partner, young Italian soprano Serena Gamberoni, is simply stunning as Eurydice, while French baritone Marc Barrard is suitably terrifying as the guide to the Underworld. The orchestra is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck's poetry, romantic melancholy and depth.
Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius, Emmanuelle de Negri - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (2015) 3 CDs
Franco Fagioli (Orfeo), Malin Hartelius (Euridice), Emmanuelle de Negri (Amor)
Accentus; Insula Orchestra; conducted by Laurence Equilbey

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 760 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:31:52
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Archiv Produktion (DG) | # 00289 479 5315 9

This is a full recording of the original Italian version (the “Vienna version” from 1762) of Gluck’s beloved take on the Orpheus myth, Orfeo et Euridice PLUS extra music written by Gluck for later performances of his opera. It includes virtuoso arias for Fagioli and as such represents a brilliant showcase for him and a collectible item for connoisseurs. This is Franco Fagioli’s first ever recording of a complete opera in which he sings the title role and since, the role has become one of Franco’s calling cards in recent seasons. It is known for its absolutely gorgeous music, including one of opera’s most audience-pleasing tunes, the uber-famous aria “Che farò senza Euridice”. This version of the opera (by far the most popular one) appears for the first time ever on period instruments on DG / Archiv, hence filling a major gap in our catalogue and is a substantial project featuring one of our exciting new signings in one of his finest roles.
Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (Gordan Nikolic, Anita Rachvelishvili, Maite Alberola) (2012)

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (Gordan Nikolić, Anita Rachvelishvili, Maite Alberola) (2012)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 30926 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 110 min | 32,2Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit / 2304 kbps | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit / 4056 kbps

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 110 min | 5,94Gb
Audio: Italian / PCM / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean

A splendid cast as well as an avant-garde production that makes extensive use of large projection screens and includes members of the orchestra as actors onstage result in one of the most exciting opera performances in recent years.

Louise Gluck - A Village Life [Repost]  

Posted by rotten comics at Dec. 23, 2015
Louise Gluck - A Village Life [Repost]

Louise Gluck - A Village Life
2010 | ISBN: 0374532435 | English | 80 pages | EPUB | 0.1 MB

Louise Gluck - Poems 1962-2012  

Posted by rotten comics at Dec. 22, 2015
Louise Gluck - Poems 1962-2012

Louise Gluck - Poems 1962-2012
2013 | ISBN: 0374534098 | English | 656 pages | EPUB | 0.5 MB