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GLUCK. HIS "ALCESTE." The " Alceste" of Euripides; that of Quinault and Calsabigi; also the Scores of Lull't, Schweizer, Guglielmi and Handel. E tragedy of "Alceste," by Euripides, has formed * the subject of several operas; ...
Author: Hector Berlioz
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once again, Oreste and Iphigénie are presented as blameless in the whole ordeal, merely the pawns ofa tragic fate. Gluck's operas represented an opportunity for Parisian audiences to see works onstage that reflected their own national ...
Author: William James Gibbons
Publisher: University Rochester Press
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simplicity' which Calzabigi and Gluck aimed for in their Greek-based operas.45 Gottsched's call for a new kind of opera,46 and Winckelmann's analysis of Greek art,47 both echo Gluck's aims. By a remarkable synchronicity, Gluck's truly ...
Author: Michael Ewans
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Chief interest lies in the authorship of the article and the impact this opera had on Liszt's own work. Contains a sensitive discussion of Gluck's dramatic treatment of the myth. Describes the growing importance of declamation in ...
Author: Patricia Howard
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CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK Born: 2 July 1714, Erasbach (Germany) Died: 15 November 1787, Vienna (Austria) Gluck's name is synonymous with a movement to reform opera that began in the 1750s. Spurred on by Parisian luminary Jean-Jacques ...
Author: Alan Riding
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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In specifically musical matters, Gluck achieved in the opera a new balance between music and drama; he avoided the vocal display and stereotyped librettos which had made opera into a notorious spectacle; the orchestra contributed to the ...
Author: Frank N. Magill
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It does not deny , of course , that there were important composers of opera before Mozart ; but though it is willing to listen to Gluck's Orpheus or Alceste once in a while , it inclines to regard the experience as a duty which , since ...
Author: Spike Hughes
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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The recitatives of Gluck are doubtless very fine , in fact the recitatives Now if you would understand instrumental music a knowledge of form and chorusses constitute the greatest attraction in his operas , and are is absolutely ...
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Gluck acknowledged his debt to Rousseau's writings on French music in a letter addressed to the editor of the ... from the preface to Gluck's Alceste outlines the reforms that Gluck and Calzabigi strove to introduce in the operas they ...
Author: Roberta Montemorra Marvin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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