Sunday 8 December 2019

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice is Gramophone Editor's Choice of December!



"The orchestra, too, is extremely accomplished. There’s a delightful hint of portamento in the introduction to the first chorus."

 

''Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridiceperformed by Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Rebecca Bottone and La Nuova Musica with its artistic director David Bates is Gramophone Editor's Choice - December Edition! Read a glimpse of the review below!

 

"The chorus has much to do, and I lost count of the number of times it ravished the ear. When the lament that opens the opera returns, it has a greater urgency. Similarly, the Furies’ first chorus is given extra momentum by the crescendo at the repeat of ‘sull’orme d’Ercole e di Piritoo’. When the spirits finally take pity on Orfeo, their hushed singing gives way to a marvellous intensity in another crescendo before the music dies away. When the Blessed Spirits announce the arrival of Euridice the pastoral lightness is just right."

 

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Richard Lawrence

Read the full review on Gramophone - December 2019 Issue

Photo by Nick Rutter