Alceste, Wq. 37 & 44

Alceste, Wq. 37 (french version 44) is an opera by C.W. Gluck from 1767 -premiered that same year. The Italian libretto was based on Alcestis, by Euripides, and written by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. The first version added a preface by Gluck, setting out ideals for operatic reform: no da capo arias, little or no opportunty for vocal improvisation or virtuosistic display, predominantly syllabic setting of the text to make words intelligible, less repetition of text, less recitative, simpler melodic lines, overture linked to the ensuing action and more prominence for the ... more
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Sheet Music Complete Score
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Sheet Music Prefatory material; Ouverture / Intrada
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Sheet Music Act I
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Sheet Music Act II
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Sheet Music Act III
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Sheet Music Ouverture / Intrada
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Sheet Music Act I
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Sheet Music Act II
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Sheet Music Act III
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Sheet Music Complete score
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Sheet Music Complete Score
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RecordingGluck - Alceste - Part 1
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RecordingGluck - Alceste - Part 2a
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RecordingGluck - Alceste - Part 2b
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RecordingGluck - Alceste - Part 3
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RecordingGluck - Alceste - Part 4
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