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Orpheus

06/26/10 1:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

We explore the Orpheus legend in music - and feature an historic performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with Hilde Gueden and Fedora Barbieri.

Playlist

1:00pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:05pm

Orfeo ed Euridice: Act I
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
Soloists: Hilde Gueden, soprano ; Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano ; Magda Gabory, soprano
CD/Album: Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Furtwängler
Record co./Cat #: Urania 22.290
Release Year: 2006
 
 

1:43pm

Orfeo ed Euridice: Act II
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
Soloists: Hilde Gueden, soprano ; Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano ; Magda Gabory, soprano
CD/Album: Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Furtwängler
Record co./Cat #: Urania 22.290
Release Year: 2006
 
 

2:30pm

Orfeo ed Euridice: Act III
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ensemble: Orchestra e coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
Soloists: Hilde Gueden, soprano ; Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano ; Magda Gabory, soprano
CD/Album: Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Furtwängler
Record co./Cat #: Urania 22.290
Release Year: 2006
 
 

3:07pm

Orphée aux Enfers: Act I (excerpt)
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Soloists: Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Michel Sénéchal, tenor
CD/Album: Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49647
Release Year: 1979
 
 

3:15pm

Orphée aux Enfers: Act II: Finale
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Orchestre et Chœurs du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Soloists: Jane Rhodes, mezzo-soprano ; Michel Sénéchal, tenor ; Charles Burles, tenor ; Michel Trempont, baritone
CD/Album: Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49647
Release Year: 1979
 
 

3:25pm

Orphée aux Enfers: Act IV (excerpt)
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Orchestre et Chœurs du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Soloists: Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Charles Burles, tenor ; Michel Trempont, baritone
CD/Album: Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49647
Release Year: 1979
 
 

3:38pm

Orphée aux Enfers: Act IV: Finale
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Orchestre et Chœurs du Capitole de Toulouse
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Soloists: Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Michel Sénéchal, tenor ; Michel Trempont, baritone ; Jane Rhodes, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49647
Release Year: 1979
 
 

3:43pm

Orfeo ed Euridice: Act IV: Finale
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Scottish Opera Chorus; Scottish National Opera
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Soloists: Nicolai Gedda, tenor
CD/Album: Haydn: Orfeo ed Euridice
Record co./Cat #: MYTO 905.29
Release Year: 1997
 
 

3:57pm

Orpheus
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Ensemble: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
CD/Album: Stravinsky: Orpheus - Danses concertantes
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 459644
Release Year: 1999
 
 

4:27pm

Orpheus
Composer: Franz Liszt
Ensemble: Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Árpád Joó
CD/Album: Liszt: Symphonic Poems I
Record co./Cat #: Hungaroton 12678
Release Year: 1986
 
 

4:39pm

Four Sonnets to Orpheus
Composer: Robert De Cormier
Ensemble: New York Choral Society
Conductor: Robert De Cormier
CD/Album: De Cormier & Levi
Record co./Cat #: Centaur 2028
Release Year: 1988
 
 

4:47pm

Come, woeful Orpheus
Composer: William Byrd
Ensemble: Quink Vocal Ensemble
CD/Album: English Madrigals
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80328
Release Year: 1993
 
 

4:54pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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