Gluck Opera

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea & George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:11 minutes | 1.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of Gluck’s birth, Daniel Behle presents this album of Gluck’s lesser known opera arias. Showcasing their rich variety of styles, he illustrates that these works are primed for revival.
Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)

Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gluck: Opera Arias (2014)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:59 | 373 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera, Vocal | Label: Decca | Catalog: 0289 478 6758 6

Christoph Willibald Gluck has a place in the history books for a few big hits and for the idea of reforming the ornate style of opera seria serious opera in the 18th century, replacing it with a more natural ideal of melody. This reputation has rested on a very few pieces, and both bibliographic control and recorded explorations of Gluck's music are perhaps more sparse than for any other major composer.
Coro and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (1993)

Coro and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Muti - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:56:09 | 580 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: S2K 52 492

I have a personal criterion for judging sopranos in modern recordings of any role that Maria Callas excelled in: If you can beat Callas, you are gold. And despite her achievements in bel canto roles (most of which I find uninteresting, either dramatically or as music), I still think that Callas’s greatest gift to the world of opera, particularly opera in Italy, was to point out to the entire country and the world how much more there was in roles like Elvira in I Vespri Siciliani, Cheribini’s Medea, Iphigénie in this opera, and yes, even Lady Macbeth than had been previously thought.
Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo, Valer Sabadus - Gluck: La clemenza di Tito [2014]

Werner Ehrhardt, L'arte del mondo, Valer Sabadus - Gluck: La clemenza di Tito [2014]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88843031432 | TT: 52.18+41.15+78.16+41.17 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The opera is starring countertenor Valer Sabadus - one of opera's most exciting newcomers - now exclusively signed to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, a division of Sony Classical. Christoph Willibald Gluck, widely known for fundamentally reforming the 'opera seria' wrote some of the greatest and exemplary masterpieces of this great genre before he started his famous reform of the opera. This makes this work a fascinating and enlightening piece in the puzzle for the evolution of opera and the eminent character Gluck. Gluck's setting of La Clemenza was first performed in Naples in 1752, ten years before his first reform opera.
William Christie, Orchestra "La Scintilla" of the Zurich Opera House - Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride (2016/2001) [Blu-Ray]

William Christie, Orchestra "La Scintilla" of the Zurich Opera House - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2016/2001) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12017 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 108 min | 12,1 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 16-bit | Audio2: DTS Audio / 5.0 / 16-bit | Audio3: Dolby Digital Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 448 kbps / DN -4dB

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: French / AC-3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Gluck‘s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus Guth‘s revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of fears and traumas is underlined by Guth‘s use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. Conductor William Christie and his typically transparent but never cold orchestral sound perfectly match the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score, while the Armenian mezzosoprano Juliette Galstian as a fabulously good Iphigénie, the leading American opera baritone Rodney Gilfry as Oreste and the deceased South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.
Andreas Stoehr, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik - Gluck: Ezio (2007)

Andreas Stoehr, Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik - Gluck: Ezio (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 845 Mb | Total time: 79:00+66:37+44:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Coviello Classics | # COV 20713 | Recorded: 2007

This live 3 CD set dramatically brings this rare opera to life, set in the 5th Century A.D, shortly before the fall of the West Roman Empire and certainly contains plenty of intrigue and drama. Although not as successful as Orfeo it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Andreas Stoehr conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Chor - Gluck: Alceste (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 608 Mb | Total time: 65:13+69:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 470 293-2 | Recorded: 1999

Gardiner illuminates Alceste's subtle colors and inflections, assisted by von Otter, whose perceptive performance as Alceste is one of emotional sincerity and spot-on vocal accuracy.
Gluck - Orphée et Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner, Magdalena Kozená, Patricia Petibon)

Gluck - Orphée et Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner, Magdalena Kozená, Patricia Petibon)
DVD 9 | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | MPEG-2 | LinearPCM, 2 ch; DTS, 5 ch | Language: Francais | Subtitles: English, Francais, Deutsch | 100 min | 6.94 GB
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner
Recorded at the Theatre Musical de Paris-Chatelet in 1999 | Released: 2000 | Label: EMI

Art and Ideology in European Opera: Essays in Honour of Julian Rushton  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at March 9, 2018
Art and Ideology in European Opera: Essays in Honour of Julian Rushton

Rachel Cowgill, David Cooper, Clive Brown, "Art and Ideology in European Opera: Essays in Honour of Julian Rushton"
English | ISBN: 1843835673 | 2010 | 434 pages | PDF | 9 MB
La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)

La musique au temps des Castrats: Allegri, Broschi, Charpentier, Gluck, Vivaldi (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 207 Mb | Total time: 47:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Astrée | # E 8552 | Recorded:1989, 1992, 1994

It is extremely difficult nowadays to reproduce the sound castrato singers where capable of doing at their time and, too often, one finds voices that are too nasal or merely good falsettos. But in many of the performances in this CD one can let the imagination wander and almost imagine you are in the 18th century. In particular, the performance of James Bowmann is outstanding. Also very special the performace of Charpentier 'Salve Regina' by Gerard Lesne and the others; this of course enhanced by the exquisite sensibility of the director Jordi Saval. Also, the duo of Derek Lee Ragin and Ewa Mallas-Godlewska in 'Son qual nave ch'agitata' is so exquisite it brings tears to your eyes. (Carmen E. Alvarez)