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Performer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Genre: Classical music
Title: Alceste
Style: Opera
FLAC version ZIP size: 1865 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1909 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1709 mb
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Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste. Geraint Jones Conductor. CDs: 3 Tracks: 19 Length: 2:53:01. CD 1 of 3. Christoph Willibald von Gluck Composer. Alceste, W. 7 (opera in 3 acts, Italian version) Work.

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter (knight) Von Gluck, (born July 2, 1714, Erasbach, near Berching, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria -died Nov. 15, 1787, Vienna, Austria), German classical composer, best known for his operas, including Orfeo ed Euridice (1762), Alceste (1767), Paride ed Elena (1770), Iphigénie en Aulide (1774), the French version of Orfeo (1774), and Iphigénie en Tauride (1779). He was knighted in 1756.

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste. Royal Opera House Heritage Series. Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste. CD - Royal Opera House Heritage Series

Listen to music from Christoph Willibald Gluck like Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 - Arranged Sgambati, Act 2: Melodie dell'Orfeo, Orfeo et Eurydice: Mélodie for Piano Solo & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Christoph Willibald Gluck. Christoph Willibald (von) Gluck (2 July 1714 - 15 November 1787) was a German composer, one of the most important opera composers of the Classical music era, particularly remembered for Orfeo ed Euridice. Gluck's operatic reforms, eliminating all that was undramatic, were a turning point in the history of the medium. Gluck's musical legacy was around 35 complete operas, together with numerous ballets and instrumental works. His reforms influenced Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, particularly his opera Idomeneo (1781).

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) first composed Alceste in Vienna in 1767 to a liberetto in Italian by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. This early version of the work included a famous preface(1769) in which Gluck criticized the florid style of operatic composition of his day. He set out to reform opera by creating a music to fit and complement the passion of the text and to realize what he termed a "beautiful simplicity. Gluck revised Alceste in Paris in 1776 with a French librettist named Roullet. This is the version more frequently heard. In it, Gluck compromised somewhat on the.

This is a complete list of the operas of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) – 49 works in all. Notes. Brown, Bruce Alan; Rushton, Julian (2001). ISBN 978-1-56159-239-5 (hardcover). OCLC 419285866 (eBook). Hayes, Jeremy et al. (1992).

Christoph Willibald Gluck. Gluck now decided to apply his new ideals to French opera, and in 1774 gave Iphigénie en Aulide (as well as Orphée, a French revision of Orfeo) in Paris; it was a triumph, but also set the ground for a controversy between Gluck and Italian music (as represented by Piccinni) which flared up in 1777 when his Armide was given, following a French. version of Alceste (1776). Iphigénie en Tauride followed in 1779 - his greatest success, along with his greatest failure, Echo et Narcisse.


A Atto I° - Parte Prima
B1 Atto I° - Conclusione
B2 Atto II° - Parte Prima
C Atto II° - Conclusione
D Atto III°


  • Baritone Vocals – Attilio D'Orazi
  • Chorus – Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma
  • Chorus Master – Giulio Lazzari
  • Composed By – Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Directed By – Vittorio Gui
  • Libretto By – Ranieri de' Calzabigi
  • Orchestra – Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma
  • Soprano Vocals – Leyla Gencer
  • Tenor Vocals – Giuseppe Baratti, Mirto Picchi


Recorded in Rome, Italy - 9/3/1967