Gluck

Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 5, 2017
Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)

Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)
Opera | 3cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI Classics, 7243 4 89880 2 7 | rel: 1983 | 830Mb

I made my first acquaintance with “Armide” via the Minkowski recording when I was in the middle of a project exploring all the operatic treatments of that sorceress’ story I could find. Gluck’s version, set to essentially the same text as the earlier Lully opera (minus the prologue) was the great surprise of the project, far surpassing the various works of Haydn, Cimarosa and Vivaldi that treated Armida’s story or offered comical send-ups of it, with Gluck’s greater vigor and lyricism surpassing the austere older style of Lully’s setting.
Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride (William Christie) (2016/2001) [BluRay-rip]

Gluck - Iphigénie en Tauride (William Christie) (2016/2001) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: French / AC-3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Gluck‘s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus Guth‘s revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of fears and traumas is underlined by Guth‘s use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. Conductor William Christie and his typically transparent but never cold orchestral sound perfectly match the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score, while the Armenian mezzosoprano Juliette Galstian as a fabulously good Iphigénie, the leading American opera baritone Rodney Gilfry as Oreste and the deceased South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.
Minkowski, Gens, Delunsch - Gluck: Iphigenie En Aulide, Iphigenie En Tauride (2013)

Minkowski, Gens, Delunsch - Gluck: Iphigenie En Aulide, Iphigenie En Tauride (2013)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: French | Subtitles: English, French, German, Dutch, Korean | Run time: 113 mins | 3.24 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 2496kbps | DTS, 48000Hz, 6ch, 1510kbps

Two late and baleful tragedies by Euripides focus on the ill-starred daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon. Will he sacrifice Iphigenia in order to secure fair winds for his voyage to Troy? In Aulis, the drama rages until she is spared. Having escaped to Tauris, Iphigenia finds herself compelled to kill her own brother before, once more, the fickle gods intervene.

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 13, 2017
Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]
Classical | DECCA 478 3425 | TT: 88.53 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 393 Mb

…Gardiner's account of the Vienna Orfeo ed Euridice is peerless. One soon loses all sense of its being a period-instrument performance at all, so profound, at times overwhelming is its impact - so utterly right. In detail after detail - hauntingly poetic offstage instrumental complement, perfectly positioned in the drama (and perfectly captured by the excellent Philips recording); superbly stirring brass playing, which makes every entry a dramatic event; choral singing extraordinarily light in weight yet rich in emotional substance; exquisitely refined dance movements - and in sustainment of a delicately tenebrous, uniquely Gluckian atmosphere throughout, Gardiner's command of an opera championed since his first London concert performance, 21 years ago, is revealed as simply larger and fuller than almost anyone else's. The set was studio-made after many concerthall performances by exactly the same forces, and in recording terms it achieves the best of all worlds -the vitality of a live event married to the precision of a recording. – Gramophone [1997]
Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Opera Arias: Gluck, Haydn, Mozart (2012)

Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Opera Arias: Gluck, Haydn, Mozart
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:41 min | 160 MB
Label: Naïve | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2012

Marie Nicole Lemieux performs beloved arias by Gluck, Haydn and Mozart. Lemieux brings her velvety tone and considerable talents to bear in performances of arias ranging from well-known pieces such as Voi, che sapete to lesser known gems. She is accompanied by the acclaimed Canadian ensemble Les Violons du Roy.
Roger Cicero - Gluck ist leicht: Das Beste von 2006-2016 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Roger Cicero - Glück ist leicht: Das Beste von 2006-2016 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 110:04 minutes | 1,32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu (6 July 1970 – 24 March 2016) was a German jazz and pop musician. He is interpreted the sound and spirit of the swing era for contemporary audiences, upholding the family traditions established by his father, renowned jazz pianist Eugene Cicero. In 2003 he founded the Roger Cicero Quartet as well as an 11-member big band, both of them adherents to traditional jazz idioms but with lyrics in their leader's native German tongue. After releasing the 2006 album Good Morning Midnight in collaboration with pianist Julia Hülsmann, Cicero issued his solo debut, Männersachen, later that same year… This "Best Of" compilation includes the studio and live tracks recorded beetween 2006-2016.

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 7, 2017
Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88843031432 | TT: 52.18+41.15+78.16+41.17 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The opera is starring countertenor Valer Sabadus - one of opera's most exciting newcomers - now exclusively signed to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, a division of Sony Classical. Christoph Willibald Gluck, widely known for fundamentally reforming the 'opera seria' wrote some of the greatest and exemplary masterpieces of this great genre before he started his famous reform of the opera. This makes this work a fascinating and enlightening piece in the puzzle for the evolution of opera and the eminent character Gluck. Gluck's setting of La Clemenza was first performed in Naples in 1752, ten years before his first reform opera.
Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]
Classical | Oehms Classics OC918 | TT: 62.19+78.50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 661 Mb

Gluck composed “Ezio” only one year after the success of “Orfeo”. It was premiered in 1763 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna. Although not as successful as “Orfeo” it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Michael Hofstetter conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work. “….the representation of his (Gluck’s) early and middle years is patchy. All the more fitting then, to be able to welcome a thoroughly satisfactory issue of Ezio….. It is greatly to the credit of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who sings the part (Ezio, sung by the famous castrato Guadagni in the première) in this recording, that there is no sense of anticlimax: he produces firm, expressive singing, with delicacy where appropriate.” (International Record Review)
Christopher Richardson - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46 (Live) (2017)

Christopher Richardson - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46 (Live) (2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:50:58 | 256 MB
Label: Pinchgut Live | Release Year: 2017

Iphigénie en Tauride draws all of Gluck’s opera reforms to their natural conclusion and a work of great power and beauty is the result. Iphigénie en Tauride is Gluck's most dramatically involving work. It is about familial love and deep friendship, but the waters run deep, and noble aims of sacrifice, duty and protection are played out within the taut drama. Containing much of Gluck's best music.
Mark A. Gluck, Eduardo Mercado, Catherine E. Myers - Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior (3rd Edition) [Repost]

Mark A. Gluck, Eduardo Mercado, Catherine E. Myers - Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior (3rd Edition)
2016 | ISBN: 1464105936 | English | 640 pages | PDF | 71 MB