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Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride

Lucie Skeaping explores music from Gluck's fifth operatic masterpiece, Iphigénie en Tauride - based on Euripides' play and first performed in Paris in 1779.

Lucie Skeaping looks at the music from Gluck's fifth operatic masterpiece, Iphigénie en Tauride - based on Euripides' play, and first performed in Paris in 1779.

With Iphigénie, Gluck took his operatic reform to its logical conclusion. The recitatives are shorter and accompanied by strings and other instruments (not just traditional continuo). The normal dance movements found in earlier French tragédie en musique are almost entirely absent. The drama is ultimately based on the play Iphigenia in Tauris by the ancient Greek dramatist Euripides which deals with stories concerning the family of Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Grands dieux! Soyez-nous secourables" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Mireille Delunsch. Ensemble: Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre. Director: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 471 133-2, CD1 track 1.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Grands dieux! Soyez-nous secourables" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Mireille Delunsch. Ensemble: Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre. Director: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 471 133-2, CD1 track 1.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Quand verrons-nous tarir nos pleurs" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Susan Graham. Singer: Philippe Rouillon. Choir: Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
    • ORFEO : C 563 0121, CD1 Tracks 7-11.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Quand verrons-nous tarir nos pleurs" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Susan Graham. Singer: Philippe Rouillon. Choir: Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor. Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
    • ORFEO : C 563 0121, CD1 Tracks 7-11.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Ballett..."Malheureux!" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 416 148-2, CD1 track 6.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Ballett..."Malheureux!" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 416 148-2, CD1 track 6.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Le calme rentre dans mon coeur" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Ensemble: Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre. Director: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 471 133-2, CD1 tracks 19-20.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Le calme rentre dans mon coeur" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Ensemble: Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre. Director: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 471 133-2, CD1 tracks 19-20.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "O malheureuse Iphigenie" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Diana Montague. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 416 148-2, CD1 track 14.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "O malheureuse Iphigenie" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Diana Montague. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 416 148-2, CD1 track 14.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Et tu pretends...Ah! Mon ami, j'implore ta pitie!" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Thomas Allen. Singer: Gösta Winbergh. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : S2K 52492, CD2 tracks 6-8.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Et tu pretends...Ah! Mon ami, j'implore ta pitie!" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Thomas Allen. Singer: Gösta Winbergh. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Choir: Chorus of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : S2K 52492, CD2 tracks 6-8.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Non: cet affreux devoir - Je t'implore et je tremble" - 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Susan Graham. Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
    • ORFEO : C 563 0121, CD2 track 12.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Non: cet affreux devoir - Je t'implore et je tremble" - 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Susan Graham. Orchestra: Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
    • ORFEO : C 563 0121, CD2 track 12.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Chaste fille de Latone" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Mireille Delunsch. Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Ensemble: Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 471 133-2, CD2 tracks 15-17.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    "Chaste fille de Latone" from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Mireille Delunsch. Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Ensemble: Choeur et Musiciens du Louvre. Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
    • ARCHIV : 471 133-2, CD2 tracks 15-17.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Act IV, Scenes 4-7 from 'Iphigenie en Tauride'

    Singer: Diana Montague. Singer: Thomas S. Allen. Singer: René Massis. Singer: John Aler. Singer: Colette Alliot-Lugaz. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • PHILIPS : 416 148-2, CD2 tracks 11-12.

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