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A Gluck Retrospective

Gluck: Blessed Spirit

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2010

Originally recorded in 2010

Artists:

Classical Opera Company


Ian Page


Anna Stephany

mezzo-soprano

Ailish Tynan

soprano

Sophie Bevan

soprano

Venue:

Wigmore Hall, London



Producer:

Jeremy Hayes



Engineer:

Stephen Portnoi



Record Label
Wigmore Hall

Genre:

Opera


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 78:37
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A Gluck Retrospective

   
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CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK

   
1 

Aria: 'Il Ciel mi vuol oppresso' from La Semiramide riconosciuta (1748)

4:42
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
2 

Aria: 'Se povero il ruscello' from Ezio (1750)

8:07
 Ailish Tynan soprano
3 

Aria: 'Se mai senti spirarti sul volto' from La clemenza di Tito (1752)

10:24
 Sophie Bevan soprano
4 

Recitative: 'Berenice, che fai?' - from Antigono (1756)

4:28
 Ailish Tynan soprano
5 

Aria: 'Perche, se tanti siete' from Antigono (1756)

3:48
 Ailish Tynan soprano
6 

Recitative: 'Ombre tacite e chete' - from Telemaco (1765)

2:55
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
7 

Aria: 'Dall' orrido soggiomo' from Telemaco (1765)

2:32
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
8 

Recitative: 'Elisa? Aminta? E sogno?' - from Il re pastore (1756)

1:11
 Ailish Tynan soprano
 Sophie Bevan soprano
9 

Duet: 'Vanne a regnar, ben mio' from Il re pastore (1756)

5:36
 Ailish Tynan soprano
 Sophie Bevan soprano
10 

Aria: 'Non jamais un tel epoux' from L'ivrogne corrige (1760)

2:46
 Sophie Bevan soprano
11 

Recitative: 'Qual vita e questa mai' from Act Three of Orfeo et Euridice (1762)

1:21
 Ailish Tynan soprano
12 

Aria: 'Che fiero momento' from Act Three of Orfeo et Euridice (1762)

2:42
 Ailish Tynan soprano
13 

Recitative: 'Ecco un nuovo tormento!' from Act Three of Orfeo et Euridice (1762)

3:31
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
 Ailish Tynan soprano
14 

Aria: 'Che faro senza Euridice?' from Act Three of Orfeo et Euridice (1762)

3:29
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
15 

Recitative: 'Figli, diletti figli!' - from Alceste (1767)

2:36
 Sophie Bevan soprano
16 

Aria: 'Ah, per questo gia stanco' from Alceste (1767)

4:38
 Sophie Bevan soprano
17 

Aria: 'O del mio dolce ardor' from Paride ed Elena (1770)

2:53
 Ailish Tynan soprano
18 

Recitative: 'Dieux puissants que j'atteste' - from Iphigenie en Aulide (1774)

2:50
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
19 

Aria: 'Jupiter, lance la foudre' from Iphigenie en Aulide (1774)

1:49
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
20 

Aria: 'On s'etonnerait moins que la saison nouvelle' from Armide (1777)

3:36
 Sophie Bevan soprano
21 

Introduction to encore

0:25
22 

Trio: 'Ah, lo veggo' from Paride ed Elena (1770)

2:18
 Ailish Tynan soprano
 Sophie Bevan soprano
 Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano

A Gluck Retrospective – Alison Tynan, Sophie Bevan, Anna Stéphany, Classical Opera Company, Ian Page
‘A remarkable evening of arias sung with passion, urgency and drama’, writes Gramophone in its September 2010 edition. It finishes by saying that ‘This is a terrific unmissable disc’. Gluck was one of the foremost eighteenth-century opera composers. His innovative music brought new colours to the orchestra – along with a wealth of memorable tunes. This highly varied selection of arias from his operas makes for an ideal introduction to the composer, as well as forming a highly contrasting and often thrilling recital CD, performed by some of the finest artists on the circuit today. A must for all opera fans!



"This exemplary disc offers a program that is long overdue and much needed ... I came away from this album with genuine enthusiasm and excitement ... The recorded sound of the live concert is excellently balanced in the appropriately intimate performance hall ..."

James A Altena - Fanfare - March/April 2011


***

David Cairns

The Sunday Times - 23 January 2011

                           Critics Choice

 

Richard Lawrence

Gramophone - December 2010

“Gluck’s journey from the formal opera seria to his mature masterworks … is underappreciated … What emerged most strongly from the Classical Opera Company’s showcase was how organic that development actually was."

"When Anna Stéphany delivered the furies of ‘Il Ciel mi vuol oppresso’ from La Semiramide riconosciuta, here already was a shot of operatic angst in an age of frothy lattes. That Stéphany has a terrific cutting edge to her voice added to the charge of the moment.

"She was in good company, too. Sophie Bevan used her rich and supple soprano with unerring intelligence … Ailish Tynan, a lighter, brighter voice, ploughed sweeter furroughs.”

The Times

“...the overwhelming grace and profound simplicity of Gluck’s music was tantamount; one could only recall the composer’s statement that his work was based on ‘the immutable foundations of beauty and truth’, an evaluation that was brought to light repeatedly throughout the course of the evening.”

Opera Britannia



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