Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

 
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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Rebecca Bottone, David Bates, La Nuova Musica

[ Pentatone / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 4 October 2019

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La Nuova Musica presents a new live recording of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with countertenor star Iestyn Davies singing the title role. Once created to reinstate the "noble simplicity and calm grandeur" of ancient Greek culture, the opera continues to delight audiences with its direct and unpretentious appeal, epitomized by the world-famous aria Che farò senza Euridice. This live recording presents the original 1762 Vienna premiere version of the opera, with Gluck's exquisite evocation of the Elysian Fields from his 1774 Paris version as a small addition.
La Nuova Musica and its artistic director David Bates are among the most exciting young Baroque ensembles of our times. For their first Pentatone recording, they work together with three exceptional vocalists: countertenor Iestyn Davies and sopranos Sophie Bevan and Rebecca Bottone.

"… a subtle, vivid and detailed performance of Gluck's original 1762 Orfeo ed Euridice at St John's by David Bates and La Nuova Musica was just as intense and pleasurable - and a reminder how under-performed Gluck is. This was all about sounds and textures, a physical enjoyment of the half-hidden, frisson-inducing details of a passing discord or suspension, a drawn-out cadence, a viola line." OPERA NOW

Tracks:

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (1762 Vienna Version), Act I

1) Overture 3.10
2) Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta (Coro) 2.29
3) Basta, basta, o compagni (Orfeo) 0.49
4) Ballo. Larghetto 2.11
5) Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta (Coro) 1.53
6) Chiamo il mio ben così (Orfeo) 1.11
7) Euridice! (Orfeo) 1.10
8) Cerco il mio ben così (Orfeo) 1.13
9) Euridice! (Orfeo) 1.10
10) Piango il mio ben così (Orfeo) 1.08
11) Numi! barbari numi! (Orfeo) 0.52
12) T'assiste Amore (Amore/Orfeo) 1.49
13) Gli sguardi trattieni (Amore) 2.42
14) Che disse! che ascoltai! (Orfeo) 1.46
15) Presto 0.38

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (1762 Vienna Version), Act II

16) Ballo 1.16
17) Chi mai dell' Erebo (Coro) 0.26
18) Ballo 0.45
19) Chi mai dell' Erebo (Coro) 1.01
20) Ballo 1.12
21) Deh! placatevi con me (Orfeo/Coro) 2.19
22) Misero giovane! (Coro) 0.56
23) Mille pene (Orfeo) 0.46
24) Ah, quale incognito affetto flebile (Coro) 0.43
25) Men tiranne, ah! voi sareste (Orfeo) 0.39
26) Ah, quale incognito affetto flebile (Coro) 1.20
27) Ballo 1.59
28) Ballo 3.43
29) Che puro ciel (Orfeo/Coro) 4.59
30) Vieni a'regni del riposo (Coro) 1.16
31) Ballo 2.27
32) Anime avventurose (Orfeo/Coro) 0.41
33) Torna, o bella, al tuo consorte (Coro) 1.18

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (1762 Vienna Version), Act III

34) Vieni: segui i miei passi (Orfeo/Euridice) 6.00
35) Vieni: appaga il tuo consorte (Orfeo/Euridice) 2.56
36) Qual vita è questa mai (Euridice) 2.02
37) Che fiero momento! (Euridice) 2.55
38) Ecco un nuovo tormento! (Orfeo/Euridice) 2.28
39) Ahimè! dove trascorsi! (Orfeo) 1.11
40) Che farò senza Euridice! 3.42
41) Ma finisca, e per sempre, co' la vita il dolor! (Orfeo) 1.11
42) Orfeo, che fai? (Amore/Orfeo) 1.53
43) Scena ultima: Ballo - Trionfi Amore (Orfeo/Coro/Amore/Euridice)

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