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GLUCK: Orphee et Euridice

GLUCK: Orphee et Euridice

Composer(s):Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Opera
Catalogue 8.660185-86
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Ryan Brown’s set, recorded at the University of Maryland in 2002, uses the 1774 Paris version of the score, with a tenor in the title-role. Lightness is the keynote of the whole performance, with rhythms crisp, textures sparklingly clear, and speeds which never fall into heaviness or sentimentality, flowing easily. Not only that, Brown has the great advantage of having in the title-role one of the finest tenors in the French 18th-century tradition, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. Not only is his tone headily beautiful throughout, his upper register is consistently sweet and free, with elaborate divisions negotiated stylishly and without strain, as in the brilliant Arietta which ends Act I. At a flowing speed J’ai perdu mon Eurydice is tender and moving, though


Review By ,Scherzo,September 2005


Review By ,Classica,June 2005



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