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Paul McCreesh conducts Gluck and Beethoven

Verbier Festival 2010

Paul McCreesh conducts Gluck and Beethoven Verbier Festival 2010

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Orfeo ed Euridice was the starting point of Gluck's lyrical and dramatic turnover. Ending the singers' supremacy, Gluck then focused on the continuity between the drama and the orchestra. The "Dance of the furies" depicts the first scene where Orpheus finally manages to soothe Hell's inhabitants. Its strong rhythm contrasts with "The Ballet of joyous Shadows" that opens the next scene.

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Program

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice, dance suite
    • Overture
    • Pantomime
    • Dance of the Furies
    • Dance of the Spirits
    • Chaconne
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
    • 1. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
    • 2. Allegretto
    • 3. Presto – Assai meno presto
    • 4. Allegro con brio

Details

  • Directed by: Sébastien Glas
  • Venue: Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2010
  • Recording date: 26/07/2010
  • Duration: 1 h 05 min
  • Production: © Idéale Audience / Museec / Arte France
  • Available version(s): EN

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