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Subject: Re: Gluck operas
From: Ken Eisenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ken Eisenstein <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:06:23 -0400

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The overture is one of my favorite things.

I was introduced to it through
Warren Sonbert's amazing film *Friendly Witness* (1989)
where it is played twice (once with Wagner's input).
Will spend more time with the whole thing
this summer and report back.

Date:    Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:36:43 +0000
> From:    Gayla McDowell <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Gluck operas
> =20
> I am just wondering why Gluck's Iphigenie en Aulide is so forgotten and
> neg=
> lected.=C2=A0 There is a lot of hoopla about his Iph en Tauride, even
> sugge=
> sting it is his finest opera, but I personally don't see much in it.=C2=A0
> =
> It has no ballet music and very little melody that is easy to remember.=C2=
> =A0=C2=A0 Yet Iph en Aulide has a lot of familiar=C2=A0music (most of it
> ba=
> llet music), some of which was familiar to me even before I heard the
> opera=
>  for the first time.=C2=A0 For many years there was only the Gardiner
> recor=
> ding, which omits most of the ballet music. But now we have the 2002
> Glynde=
> bourne performance, which is complete as far as I can tell and has all
> that=
>  familiar ballet music (although this is only available on pirated
> recordin=
> gs).=C2=A0This has become one of my favorite operas and I listen to it
> more=
>  than any others, although I have recordings of over 1,000 different
> operas=
> .=C2=A0 Does anyone else agree with me?=C2=A0 Try out this 2002
> Glyndebourn=
> e recording and see if you agree with me.Gayla McDowell

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