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Christoph Willibald Gluck – Iphigénie En Aulide

Christoph Willibald Gluck – Iphigénie En Aulide

About the Opera:
This is the only available recording of a neglected masterpiece, Gluck’s first “Iphigenie” opera, (there was a recording by Riccardo Muti, a few years back, which is now deleted) premiered in Paris in 1774, five years before his greatest work, “Iphigenie en Tauride”. Though “Iphigenie en Aulide” doesn’t have the concentrated force of the later opera, it is still very moving and contains much beautiful music. It was the first of Gluck’s six operas to be written for the French stage and while it certainly forms part of his mission to reform the old, seemingly undramatic style of Baroque opera, it also owes a great deal to the tradition of `tragedie lyrique’, and listeners familiar with Rameau or Leclair will be at home here – Gluck’s work, like theirs, is built up from a mosaic of short arias, choruses and dances, with plenty of opportunity for big setpiece scenes.

Gluck’s other opera on the theme, “Iphigenie en Tauride”, uses an alternative version of the myth where Iphigenia vanishes at the moment of sacrifice and is taken off by the goddess Diana to serve as her priestess in the desolate, far distant region of Tauris on the Black Sea, until she is rescued, years later, by her long-lost brother, Orestes.

Track List:
cd1
01. Ouverture (6:23)
02. Acte I – Scene 1. “Diane Impitoyable” (1:26)
03. Acte I – Scene 1. Air. “Brillant Auteur de la Lumiere” (2:25)
04. Acte I – Scene 2. Choeur. “C’est Trop Faire de Resistance” (1:27)
05. Acte I – Scene 2. “D’une Sainte Terrreur” (2:19)
06. Acte I – Scene 2. Choeur “Nommez-Nous la Victime” (0:57)
07. Acte I – Scene 3. “Vous Voyez Leur Fureur Extreme” (0:45)
08. Acte I – Scene 3. Air. “Peuvent-Ils Ordonner?” (2:06)
09. Acte I – Scene 3. “Vous Oseriez Etre Parjure?” (1:10)
10. Acte I – Scene 4. Air. “au Faite Des Grandeurs” (1:43)
11. Acte I – Scene 4. “Dieux Cruels!” (0:24)
12. Acte I – Scene 4. Choeur. “Que D’attraits!” (3:22)
13. Acte I – Scene 5. Air. “Que J’aime a Voir Ces Hommages Flatteurs” (1:04)
14. Acte I – Scene 5. “Demeurez Dans Ces Lieux” (0:23)
15. Acte I – Scene 5. Choeur. “Non, Jamais” (2:38)
16. Acte I – Scene 5. Air “Les Voeux Dont ce Peuple M’honore” (1:05)
17. Acte I – Scene 5. Air (Mouvement de Passepied) (0:45)
18. Acte I – Scene 6. “Allez, il Faut Venger Notre Gloire Offensee” (1:14)
19. Acte I – Scene 6. Air. “Armez-Vous D’un Noble Courage” (1:27)
20. Acte I – Scene 7. “L’ai-je Bien Entendu?” (0:34)
21. Acte I – Scene 7. Air. “Helas! Mon Coeur Sensible!” (2:51)
22. Acte I – Scene 8. “en Croirai-je Mes Yeux?” (1:37)
23. Acte I – Scene 8. Air. “Iphigenie, Helas!” (1:00)
24. Acte I – Scene 8. “S’il Est Vrai” (0:21)
25. Acte I – Scene 8. Air. “Cruelle, Non Jamais” (2:43)
26. Acte I – Scene 8. “Mon Trouble, Mes Soupcnons” (0:36)
27. Acte I – Scene 8. Duo. “ne Doutez Jamais de ma Flamme” (3:50)
28. Acte II – Scene 1. Choeur. “Rassurez-Vous, Belle Princesse” (2:29)
29. Acte II – Scene 1. Air. “Par la Crainte et Par L’esperance” (2:28)
30. Acte II – Scene 2. “ma Fille, Votre Hymen S’apprete” (0:52)
31. Acte II – Scene 3. Marche (1:00)
32. Acte II – Scene 3. “Rival de ma Valeur” (0:33)
33. Acte II – Scene 3. “Chantez, Celebrez Votre Reine” (2:37)
34. Acte II – Scene 3. Air. “Achille Est Couronne” (1:06)
35. Acte II – Scene 3. “Ami Sensible, Ennemi Redoutable” (0:56)
36. Acte II – Scene 3. Air Gai (Danse) (0:45)
37. Acte II – Scene 3. Passacaille (Ballet) (7:19)
cd2
01. Scene 3. Choeur. “Les Filles de Lesbos” (2:00)
02. Scene 3. Air Pour Les Esclaves (3:58)
03. Scene 3. Quatuor. “Jamais a Tes Autels” (1:12)
04. Scene 4. “Princesse, Pardonez” (1:39)
05. Scene 4. Air. “Par un Pere Cruel” (4:15)
06. Scene 4. “Reiner, Rassurez-Vous” (0:36)
07. Scene 4. Trio. “C’est Mon Pere, Seigneur” (3:08)
08. Scene 5. “Suis-Moi, Patrocle” (1:33)
09. Scene 6. “je le Vois” (2:27)
10. Scene 6. Duo. “de Votre Audace Temeraire” (1:01)
11. Scene 7. “tu Decides Son Sort” (5:12)
12. Scene 7. Air. “o Toi, L’objet le Plus Aimable” (4:18)
13. Scene 1 &2. Choeur. “Non, Non, Nous ne Souffrirons Pas” (1:25)
14. Scene 3. “Princesse, Suivez-Moi” (1:07)
15. Scene 3. Air. “il Faut, de Mon Destin” (1:42)
16. Scene 3. “et Vous M’aimez” (0:40)
17. Scene 3. “Adieu: Conservez Dans Votre Ame” (3:12)
18. Scene 3. “Sans Vous, Achille Pourrait Vivre?” (0:41)
19. Scene 3. Air. “Calchas, D’un Trait Mortel Perce” (1:18)
20. Scene 4. “Cruel! il Fuit” (0:29)
21. Scene 5. “Osez Mettre le Comble” (1:20)
22. Scene 5. Air. “Adieu, Vivez Pour Oreste” (1:30)
23. Scene 5. “Vous Entendez Les Cris” (1:01)
24. Scene 6. “Dieux Puissants Que J’atteste” (2:34)
25. Scene 6. Air. “Jupiter, Lance la Foudre” (1:38)
26. Scene 6,7,8. Choeur. “Puissante Deite” (3:48)
27. Scene 9. Descente de Diane “Votre Zele Des Dieux a Flechi la Colere” (1:36)
28. Scene 9. “Adorez la Clemence” (1:30)
29. Scene 9. Quatuor. “Mon Coeur ne Saurait Contenir” (2:21)
30. Scene 9. Choeur “Jusque Aux Voutes Etherees (1:47)
31. Scene 9. Passacaille (2:44)
32. Scene 9. Choeur “Partons, Volons a la Victoire” (1:53)

The Artists:

mp3, 320 kbps, cd ripping, 2 hours 12 minutes
Covers, info & synopsis included.

Part1 —–  Part2 —–  Part3 —–  Part4

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