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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice / Monteux, Stevens, Della Casa


Release Date: 08/08/2000 
Label:  Rca Victor Living Stereo Catalog #: 63534   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Risë StevensLisa Della CasaRoberta Peters
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraRome Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Another rerelease of an RCA classic: The "Living Stereo" reincarnation of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice has been superbly remastered. With the noble Orfeo of the great Rise Stevens, and the masterful, sublime conducting by the peerless Pierre Monteux, this an Orfeo for the ages.

-- James Camner, FANFARE [Want List, 2000]
Another rerelease of an RCA classic: The "Living Stereo" reincarnation of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice has been superbly remastered. With the noble Orfeo of the great Rise Stevens, and the masterful, sublime conducting by the peerless Pierre Monteux, this an Orfeo for the ages.

-- James Camner, FANFARE [Want List, 2000]
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Works on This Recording

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Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Lisa Della Casa (Soprano), Roberta Peters (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 130 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1762).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1774). 

Sound Samples

Act I: Overture
Act I: Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta
Act I: Amici, quel lamento
Act I: Pantomime
Act I: Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta
Act I: Restar vogl'io da sol
Act I: Chiamo il mio ben cosi
Act I: Euridice, Euridice!
Act I: Cerco il mio ben cosi
Act I: Euridice, Euridice!
Act I: Piango il mio ben cosi
Act I: O Numi, barbari Numi
Act I: Amore assistera
Act I: Se il dolce suon de la tua lira
Act I: Ciel! Lei riveder potro!
Act I: Gli sguardi trattieni
Act I: Che disse! Che ascoltai!
Act II: Scene I: Orchestral Introduction
Act II: Scene I: Chi mai dell'Erebo
Act II: Scene I: Dance of a Fury
Act II: Scene I: Chi mai dell'Erebo
Act II: Scene I: Deh! placetevi con me!
Act II: Scene I: Misero giovane
Act II: Scene I: Mille pene, ombre sdegnose
Act II: Scene I: Ah! quale incognito
Act II: Scene I: Men tiranne, ah voi sareste
Act II: Scene I: Ah! quale incognito
Act II: Scene I: Dance of the Furies
Act II: Scene II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Act II: Scene II: Air
Act II: Scene II: Questo asilo di placide calme
Act II: Scene II: Che puro ciel! Che chiaro sol!
Act II: Scene II: Vieni ai regni del riposo
Act II: Scene II: Dance of the Heroes
Act II: Scene II: O voi, ombre felici
Act II: Scene II: Torna, o bella
Act III: Ah, Vieni, Euridice
Act III: Vieni, Vien appaga
Act III: Qual vita e questa mai
Act III: Che fiero momento!
Act III: Avvezza al contento
Act III: Che fiero momento!
Act III: Ecco novel tormento!
Act III: Che faro senza Euridice?
Act III: Ah! finisca e per sempre
Act III: Non piu! Che fai?
Act III: Divo Amore, son tue pene
Ballet: Gracieux
Ballet: Gavotte
Ballet: Air vif
Ballet: Menuet
Ballet: Maestoso
Ballet: Tres lentement
Ballet: Chaconne
Ballet: Trionfi Amore

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