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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Part Four

Thursday 27 September 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 27 September 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 31 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod looks at Gluck's decision in 1774 to apply his radical aesthetic ideals within the narrow traditions of French opera. Triumph overcame initial hostility with the Paris premiere of Iphigenie en Aulide and a French version of Orfeo.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Air gai (Danse, Act 2, Iphigenie en Aulide)
Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Erato 2292-45003-2 CD1 t36

Act II 2nd tableau Scene 1 (from Ballet) to Scene 4 (Orphee et Euridice)
Anne Sofie von Otter (Orphee)
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestra de l'Opera de Lyon conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
EMI Classics 5568852 CD2 t2-8

Act III (Iphigenie en Aulide)
Lynne Dawson (Iphigenie)
Rene Schirrer (Arcas)
John Aler (Achille)
Anne Sofie von Otter (Clytemnestre)
Giles Cachemaille (Calchas)
Guillemette Laurens (Diane)
Jose van Dam (Agamemnon)
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Erato 2292-45003-2 CD2 t13-32




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