Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (Naples 1774) (deluxe limited edit...

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Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (Naples 1774) (deluxe limited edit...

Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Amanda Forsythe (soprano), Emoke Barath ...

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Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, formerly one of his most popular works, tends these days to be more admired than loved. Not strictly speaking one of his ‘reform’ operas, but exhibiting the same preference for mythical over historic subject, for integrated choruses and ballets, for simplicity and directness in the solo numbers, its subject matter nevertheless connects it with the very origins of opera, and the Orpheus myth has always been intrinsically powerful one for musical setting. But it also contains some of Gluck’s most bea... read more

Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, formerly one of his most popular works, tends these days to be more admired than loved. Not strictly speaking one of his ‘reform’ operas, but e... read more

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