Gluck Essentials

Gluck Essentials

About this playlist

A hugely important figure in the transition from the baroque to the classical era, Christoph Willibald Gluck was an innovative composer of noble Bohemian birth. His operatic output completely redefined the art form, and his influence would later inform works by Berlioz, Wagner, and perhaps most significantly, a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His extensive travels took him to disparate corners of the Holy Roman Empire and beyond, and his experiences of various cities and musical traditions profoundly shaped his music, as well as that of those who came after him.

Tracklist

  • Overtura

    René Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester

    2:46

  • Arioso: "Che puro ciel, che chiaro sol"

    Marilyn Horne, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Georg Solti

    5:12

  • Act II: Scene I: Dance of the Furies

    Pierre Monteux, Rome Opera Orchestra

    4:08

  • "Quercia annosa sull’erte pendici"

    Daniel Behle, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou

    4:07

  • Berenice, che fai. Perché, se tanti siete

    Samuel Mariño

    9:00

  • 4. Moderato - Grazioso

    Tafelmusik, Bruno Weil

    1:46

  • 9a. Affettuoso / 9b. Affettuoso

    Tafelmusik, Bruno Weil

    1:36

  • Gluck: Armide, Wq. 45: Overture (Moderato)

    Richard Hickox, City of London Sinfonia

    4:02

  • Ah ! Si la liberté

    Philippe Quinault

    4:27

  • Se tu vedessi come vegg'io

    Sonia Prina

    7:13

  • Gluck : Iphigénie en Aulide : Overture to Act 1

    John Eliot Gardiner

    6:25

  • Gluck : Iphigénie en Aulide : Act 1 "Diane impitoyable" [Agamemnon]

    John Eliot Gardiner

    1:26

  • Gluck : Iphigénie en Aulide : Act 1 "Ne doutez jamais de ma flamme" [Achille, Iphigénie]

    John Eliot Gardiner

    3:41

  • 7. Gavotte

    Tafelmusik, Bruno Weil

    2:39

  • 8. Brillante

    Tafelmusik, Bruno Weil

    0:53

  • Gluck: Die Hochzeit von Herkules und Hebe
  • Arie: "Holde Lust, ein süß' Verlangen"

    Kammerorchester Berlin, Helmut Koch, Rosemarie Rönisch

    3:53

  • Minona lieblich und hold haucht reine Liebe, Wq. 63

    Stefanie Steger

    1:41

  • Alceste, Wq. 44, Act I Scene 7: "Divinités du Styx" (Air)

    Les Agrémens, Guy van Waas, Rémy Baudet, Jennifer Borghi

    3:55

  • Terzett

    Jessye Norman

    1:53

  • Air. "Le calme rentre dans mon coeur"

    Simon Keenlyside, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

    1:58

  • Scène 4. Pantomime - Choeur et danse. "Vengeons et la nature et les Dieux"

    Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre, Simon Keenlyside, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski

    2:51

  • Air et choeur. "O malheureuse Iphigénie!"

    Diana Montague, Nancy Argenta, Sophie Boulin, Lucinda Houghton, Jane Armstrong, Suzanne Flowers, Carol Hall, Nicola Jenkin, Jean Knibbs, Rachel Platt, Mary Seers, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner

    4:28

  • Hymne. "Chaste fille de Latone"

    Nancy Argenta, Sophie Boulin, Lucinda Houghton, Jane Armstrong, Suzanne Flowers, Carol Hall, Nicola Jenkin, Jean Knibbs, Rachel Platt, Mary Seers, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner

    1:59

  • I. Allegro

    L'Orfeo Barockorchester

    3:47

  • II. Andante

    L'Orfeo Barockorchester

    2:19

  • III. Allegro

    L'Orfeo Barockorchester

    1:52

  • Act IV Scene 3: Di te scordarmi, e vivere (Paride)

    ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester

    4:40

  • Gluck: De profundis clamavi in D Minor
  • De profundis, Wq. 50 (Live)

    Musica Franconia Festival Choir

    7:28

  • Total playing time

    1:42:18

Curated by

Marco Muilwijk

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

A hugely important figure in the transition from the baroque to the classical era, Christoph Willibald Gluck was an innovative composer of noble Bohemian birth. His operatic output completely redefined the art form, and his influence would later inform works by Berlioz, Wagner, and perhaps most significantly, a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His extensive travels took him to disparate corners of the Holy Roman Empire and beyond, and his experiences of various cities and musical traditions profoundly shaped his music, as well as that of those who came after him.

Curated by

Marco Muilwijk

Primephonic Curator

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