COV 92104

Christoph Willibald Gluck was severely annoyed. He was now 60, and still had to deal with the same annoyances as he had for decades: the turbulent life at the Paris Opera, for which he was always writing new stage works, the many rehearsals with bitchy divas, the orchestra musicians, with whom Gluck was rarely satisfied. According to contemporary witnesses, he had to retire to the sickbed for a while because of exhaustion. Here he dreamt up a dream world: an opera radically freed of ballast, without ballet, without a large chorus, with only a few actors and a greatly reduced orchestra. Gluck himself did not live to see the realisation of his dream; the new Nuremberg Ratsmusik has now launched it: a few singers each have to perform several roles, a narrator replaces the omitted recitatives and even some chorus numbers. Together with the slim ensemble, the result is a prime example of focus achieved through purging.

1. Prologo 2:52
2. OVERTURA
ATTO PRIMO
SCENA PRIMA
3:07
3. Narratore 1:44
4. CORO/ORFEO
Ah! se intorno a quest’urna funesta
2:39
5. Narratore 0:16
6. BALLO 1:54
7. Narratore 0:25
8. RECITATIVO/ORFEO
Euridice! Ombra cara!
1:22
9. ARIA/ORPHEUS
Chiamo il mio ben così
1:15
10. Narratore 0:25
11. RECITATIVO/ORFEO
Numi! barbari Numi!
1:01
SCENA SECONDA
12. Narratore 1:13
13. RECITATIVO/AMORE & ORFEO
T’assiste Amore!
1:46
14. Narratore 0:16
15. ARIA/AMORE
Gli sguardi trattieni
2:38
16. Narratore 0:54
17. LAMPO E TUONO 0:29
ATTO SECONDO
SCENA PRIMA
18. Narratore 0:27
19. BALLO 2:07
20. CORO
Chi mai dell’Erebo
1:11
21. Narratore 0:14
22. ARIA/ORFEO
Deh! placatevi con me
2:39
23. Narratore 0:43
24. CORO
Ah qual incognito
0:37
25. Narratore 0:13
26. ARIA/ORFEO
Men tiranne, ah! voi sareste
0:39
27. CORO
Ah qual incognito
1:18
SCENA SECONDA
28. BALLO 1:57
29. Narratore 0:32
30. ARIA/ORFEO
Che puro ciel
5:10
31. Narratore 0:37
32. BALLO 2:19
ATTO TERZO
SCENA PRIMA
33. Narratore 0:57
34. RECITATIVO/ORFEO & EURIDICE
Vieni: segui i miei passi
1:33
35. Narratore 1:12
36. DUETTO/ORFEO & EURIDICE
Vieni: appaga il tuo consorte
3:24
37. Narratore 0:20
38. ARIA/EURIDICE
Che fi ero momento
3:12
39. Narratore 0:26
40. RECITATIVO/ORFEO & EURIDICE
Ecco un nuovo tormento
3:38
41. Narratore 0:42
42. ARIA/ORFEO
Che farò senza Euridice
4:01
SCENA SECONDA
43. Narratore 1:57
SCENA TERZA E ULTIMA
44. BALLO E CORO/ORFEO, EURIDICE & AMORE

Trionfi Amore

2:55
Total time: 1:09:37
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