Gluck: French Operatic Arias for Baritone

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  • Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Instrumentation (this edition): Piano Reduction, Baritone
  • Originally for: Opera
  • Work Language: French
  • ISMN: 979-000656370-8
  • Size: 8.3 x 11.8 inches
  • Pages: 106


This volume contains French operatic arias for baritone from works that opera reformer Christoph Willibald Gluck was commissioned to compose for the Paris Opéra: "Iphigénie en Aulide" (1774) | "Cythère assiégée" (1775) | "Alceste" (1776) | "Armide" (1777) | "Iphigénie en Tauride" (1779). The informative text sections contain a Foreword (Fr/Eng), a brief account of the dramatic context and a literal English translation of each aria.

About the series Christoph Willibald Gluck: French Operatic Arias For the first time all the arias from Christoph Willibald Gluck's French operas are being published in arrangements for voice and piano. This series, a coproduction with the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV), presents this collection according to voice register in four volumes.

With their wealth of arias and informative texts, these volumes offer a rich treasure-trove from works by this Major 18th-century opera composer for use in voice lessons, auditions and recitals.