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Christoph Willibald Gluck

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Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a German composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the practical ...

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Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a German composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices that many intellectuals had been campaigning for over the years. With a series of radical new works in the 1760s, among them Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste, he broke the stranglehold that Metastasian opera seria had enjoyed for much of the century.

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Che Faro Senza Euridice?
Che Faro Senza Euridice?
Performer
Raymond Leppard
Janet Baker & London Philharmonic Orchestra
What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice]
What is life [Orfeo ed Euridice]
Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Trio sonata for 2 violins and continuo no. 5 in E flat major; 3rd mvt Minuetto
Trio sonata for 2 violins and continuo no. 5 in E flat major; 3rd mvt Minuetto
Director
Balazs Mate
Ensemble
Aura Musicale
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Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice
Che faro senza Euridice? From Orfeo ed Euridice
Performer
Kathleen Ferrier
Glyndebourne Chorus
Southern Philharmonic Orchestra
Fritz Stiedry
Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
Ach, Ich Habe Sier Verloren from Orpheus and Eurydice
Ach, Ich Habe Sier Verloren from Orpheus and Eurydice
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Trio sonata for 2 violins and continuo no.6 in F major
Trio sonata for 2 violins and continuo no.6 in F major
Director
Balazs Mate
Ensemble
Aura Musicale
Symphony in A major
Symphony in A major
Director
Orchestra
Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
Performer
Jack Liebeck
Benjamin Powell
Last played on
Overture to La rencontre imprévue, ou Les pèlerins de la Mecque Wq. 32
Overture to La rencontre imprévue, ou Les pèlerins de la Mecque Wq. 32
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Alceste: Divinites du Styx
Alceste: Divinites du Styx
Orchestra
National Opera Theatre Orchestra
Dances of the Furies - ballet music from 'Orphee et Euridice'
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - dance music from 'Orphée et Euridice'
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - dance music from 'Orphée et Euridice'
Conductor
Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris),  Acts 3 & 4
Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris), Acts 3 & 4
Choir
Polish Radio Chorus
Author
Euripides
Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris),  Acts 1 & 2
Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris), Acts 1 & 2
Singer
Benoit Deney
David Pershall
George Mosley
Laura Holm
Guillaume Durand
Eric Barry
Anna Destrael
Helena Juntunen
Conductor
Łukasz Borowicz
Izabela Polakowska
Choir
Polish Radio Chorus
Author
Euripides
Overture from 'Alceste'
Overture from 'Alceste'
Orchestra
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava
Orfeo ed Euridice - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Orfeo ed Euridice - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Performer
Sir Charles Mackerras
Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Trio sonata for 2 violins and continuo no.7 in F major; 2nd mvt; Allegro
Trio sonata for 2 violins and continuo no.7 in F major; 2nd mvt; Allegro
Director
Balazs Mate
Ensemble
Aura Musicale
Last played on
Sgambati Orfeo's Melody
Sgambati Orfeo's Melody
Performer
James Rhodes - piano
Last played on
Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice?
Orpheus and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice?
Conductor
Orchestra
Orchestra of Netherlands Opera
Choir
Chorus of Netherlands Opera
'J'ai perdu mon Eurydice' from Orphee et Eurydice
'J'ai perdu mon Eurydice' from Orphee et Eurydice
Singer
Richard Croft
Last played on
Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
Orfeo ed Euridice - opera in 3 acts
Performer
Jean-Francois Lombard
Sandrine Chatron
Last played on
Orphée et Eurydice - Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Dance of the Furies
Orphée et Eurydice - Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Dance of the Furies
Il parnaso confuso: Aria (Apollo)
Il parnaso confuso: Aria (Apollo)
Performer
Aoife O’Sullivan - soprano
Charlotte Forrest - piano
Last played on
Sinfonia from Il Parnaso confuso
Sinfonia from Il Parnaso confuso
Director
Adiano Bassi
Orchestra
Gruppo Barocco Musincanto
Last played on
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act II scene 1
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act II scene 1
Performer
Bernarda Fink
René Jacobs
RIAS Chamber Choir
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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