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La Rencontre imprévue
Gluck , Christoph Willibald, Ritter von 2. L'innocenza giustificata] Wien Antigono 9. Deshalb sendet er Arkas, den Befehlshaber seiner Leibwache, der Gattin und Tochter, die aus Mykene erwartet werden, entgegen. Er verwahrt sich aber bei seiner Braut gegen die Verleumdungen und besiegt ihre Zweifel an seiner Liebe. Laut fordern die Krieger vor dem Zelt das Opfer. Meeresstrand mit Altar der Artemis. The goddess Artemis demands a sacrifice if she is to calm the weather. Agamemnon, unsure of what to do, summons his daughter Iphigenia Iphigenie for what she believes will be her marriage to Achilles. Eventually she arrives with her mother, Clytemnestra, but Agamemnon announces that Achilles has changed his mind about the marriage.
If you think of Gluck exclusively as a purveyor of the exalted, serene, classical emotions of an Orfeo or Iphigenie en Tauride , you should perhaps try this pair of discs, which presents virtually a different composer. La rencontre imprevue or Les pelerins de la Mecque —Mozart knew it as Die Pilger von Mekka is a French opera comique , a genre in which Gluck arranged and composed several works from the late s, when everything French was fashionable at the Viennese court; this was the last of them, written in , two years after his first 'reform' opera, and also the longest, in three acts; music for an entire evening. It is an entertaining piece, written in a generally simple style—the songs are mostly just tune with accompaniment, the tunes short-breathed and four-square, the harmonies often little more than tonic-and-dominant sequences—but there is a good deal of humour in it, some of it hearty, even a shade coarse and peasant-like, some of it more intellectually sophisticated.
In Mozart wrote a set of variations for piano K. In the variations were orchestrated by Tchaikovsky as the final movement of his orchestral Suite No. It takes the form of an azione teatrale in one act; the Italian-language libretto is by Pietro Metastasio.
Gluck La rencontre imprévue
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