Maria Bayo, Veronica Cangemi, Christopher Moulds - Gluck: L'innocenza giustificata (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:27:23 | 528 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: TROY 791-792
Most opera fans are familiar with Gluck the reformist – the composer of Orphée et Eurydice who sought to balance drama and music in his works. But few know his early works which show him to be a master of the Baroque opera seria tradition he later rejected. L'innocenza giustificata, a festa teatrale written in 1755, is one of these works. Its structure – cobbled together from aria texts by Pietro Metastasio, but with new recitatives by Giacomo Durazzo – already shows a desire to create more dramatic continuity and interest than was commonly found in the Baroque period.