17 Doctor Atomic John Adams Jan 24 Orfeo ed Euridice Christoph Willibald Gluck
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The commissioned score by Michael Bushnell and Owen Underhill, the same team who composed The Faerie Queen's music, is based on five eighteenth-century operas by Christoph Willibald Gluck
, including his Orfeo ed Euridice.
The performance of the full-length ballet suite Don Juan by Christoph Willibald Gluck
, is a very exciting and dramatic work and is considered to be one of Gluck's masterpieces.
Unlike many period-instrument ensembles, the OAR has made it a point to explore music from post-classical periods; where others dip their toes into the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven or the operas of Christoph Willibald Gluck
, the OAE has plunged far deeper, reaping excellent notices for its concert performances of works by Aleksandr Borodin and Gitiseppe Verdi.
The time has passed when Walter Ducloux could claim, in his introduction to the Schirmer vocal score of Orpheus and Eurydice, that "for close to a century, Christoph Willibald Gluck
(1714-1787) has been the earliest operatic composer represented in the repertoire of opera houses of the world.
Cairns delineates the unifying threads of Berlioz's manifold activities, including his Consistent literary and musical attachments to Virgil and William Shakespeare, Christoph Willibald Gluck
and Ludwig van Beethoven.
The most substantial is David Wyn Jones's consideration of Austrian symphonies played at the Madrid royal palace under the direction of Gaetano Brunetti; his inventory of the repertory includes works by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Joseph and Michael Haydn, Ignace Joseph Pleyel, Christoph Willibald Gluck
, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and others.
In turn they find musical voice in operatic settings by Christoph Willibald Gluck
, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and later Jean-Francois Le Sueur.