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Opera Explained: Gluck - Orfeo Ed Euridice (Smillie)

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Opera Explained: Gluck - Orfeo Ed Euridice (Smillie)
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ISBN: 9781843793243
Download Size: 70 Mb
Running Time: 01:06:08
Digital UPC: 9781843793243

Release Date: May 2004
Originally recorded in 2004
Thomson Smillie
David Timson
Spoken Word

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Opera Explained: Gluck - Orfeo Ed Euridice (Smillie)
Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson
Based on the simple yet deeply moving legendary tale of Orpheus, who loses his beloved wife to death but is able to restore her through the power of his music, Orfeo ed Euridiceis among the earliest operas to hold a secure place in the repertory. Gluck lavishes a wealth of beautiful melody on this tale, whose appeal to composers is obvious; yet the abiding strength lies in the power and majesty of his inspiration, whether in the solos, the choruses, or the ballet music - which is surely the finest written for any opera.

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