Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is a 2 CD set with a bonus CD-Rom containing a libretto and synopsis.
"Here we have a curious mixture: an 'authentic' text—the original Italian version is followed, with none of the additions (even the most famous of them) from the French revision—but a full-bloodedly romantic performance of it. It is a very accomplished performance technically but I do find it quite alien to the work in its style. It is beautifully sung, by its own standards. Agnes Baltsa has a finely controlled, focused voice, capable of conveying strong feeling while preserving the purity of line. It is a reading of rare poise and dignity, free of any sort of emotional artifice. Muti does take care over the orchestral textures; the introduction
of "Che puro ciel" is truly lovely, the balance between wind and strings finely calculated for the effect he is seeking."
-- S.S., Gramophone [3/1991]
Works on This Recording
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Edita Gruberova (Soprano),
Margaret Marshall (Soprano),
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus,
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1982
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