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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Part One

Monday 24 September 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 24 September 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 28 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

With Donald Macleod. Remembered today as a composer who reformed the narrow conventions of Italian and French opera, Gluck was a fascinatingly unique composer. He deliberately stood aloof from any school or tradition, declaring he wanted to write 'music belonging to all nations'.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Overture (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra conducted by Rene Jacobs
Harmonia Mundi 901742.43 CD1 t1

'Non vi turbate, no, pietosi dei' (Alceste)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
The English Concert directed from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock
Archiv 449 206-2 t4

Act II Scene 6 & 7 (Iphigenie en Aulide)
John Aler (Achille)
Jose van Dam (Agamemnon)
Orchestra de L'Opera de Lyon conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Erato 2292-45003-2 CD2 t9-12

Chaconne (Alessandro)
Musica Antiqua Koln directed by Reinhard Goebel
Archiv 445 824-2 t23

Act III (Iphigenie en Tauride)
Mireille Delunsch (Iphigenie)
Simon Keenlyside (Oreste)
Claire Delgado-Boge (une Pretresse)
Yann Beuron (Pylade)
Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski
Archiv 471 133-2 CD2 t1-10




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