Mélodie / Ch. W. von Gluck ; arr. by Giovanni Sgambati ; edited and fingered by Josef Lhévinne. URL to cite or link to: Check out Gluck-Sgambati: Melodie (from Orfeo ed Euridice) by Sergei Rachmaninoff on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on. Giovanni Sgambati (May 28, – December 14, ) was an Italian pianist and composer. 3. Melodia campestre (Impromptu) in F; Étude triomphale in A, Op. posth. Sérénade valsée in A-flat, Op. posth. Melody from “Orfeo ed Euridice” ( transcription for solo piano of “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Gluck’s opera).

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Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq.30 (Gluck, Christoph Willibald)

He died in Rome, aged His most extensive work, a Requiem Masswas performed in Rome Retrieved from ” http: It is hard to fault Hofmann, but this one leaves me a might disappointed, as do the performances by Levitsky and Petri. Period Classical Piece Style Classical Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra Cast 2 sopranos, alto Orfeo alto castrato Amore soprano Euridice soprano Mixed Chorus SATB Orchestra I 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 2 chalumeaux, 2 bassoons 2 horns, 2 cornettos, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones timpani, harp, strings, continuo Orchestra II 2 chalumeaux, harp, strings.

Arranger August Reinhard Unlike Wild, who stresses the linear elements of the music thus maintaining the movement, Kissin’s playing is hampered by vertical stresses on almost every beat resulting in an almost plodding performance, as does that by Joel Hastings. Most of Gluck’s original music has been retained here, but to stretch this “festa teatrale” into a full-length opera, no less than twelve additional pieces have been inserted.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Earl Wild plays the Gluck Melodie more slowly than some of the other pianists represented here, but once you accept his tempo, there are many appealing aspects to his playing. The performances by Rachmaninov, exquisitely played as always, are just a tad more Romantic than some think appropriate for the music. His compositions at this period — included a quartet, two piano quintets, an octet, and an overture.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. The transcription by Giovanni Sgambati is excellent and allows, as you will hear, for a wide range of interpretation. He takes a more contrapuntal approach and the orchestral timbres are lovely.

Orfeo ed Euridice in Full Score Mineola: Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Arranger Jawher Matmati after August Wilhelmj This music was written in the s and her interpretation has lost all connection to the spirit and style of the music.

Mélodie / Ch. W. von Gluck ; arr. by Giovanni Sgambati ; edited and fingered by Josef Lhévinne.

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Arranger Theobald Boehm The fabric of his playing is lush, but the melody sings as it should and the performance is quite pleasing to me. And a sgambti, an amateur pianist, who is included here because his performance of the Gluck Melodie most closely reflects the Classical style of the original. And there is a gorgeous performance by Melosy Blumental. The influence and support of Franz Lisztwho was in Rome fromwas naturally of the greatest advantage to him, and concerts were given in which Sgambati conducted as well as played the piano.


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Giovanni Sgambati – Wikipedia

Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. However, her countrywoman, Guiomar Novaes, arguably one of the finest pianists of her century, plays it sgamhati a dream. Born in Rometo an Italian father and an English mother, Sgambati, who lost his father early, received his early education at Treviin Umbriawhere he wrote some church music and obtained experience as a singer and conductor.

Views Read Edit View history. Parts Original version, Wq. Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum ‘threshold of originality’ to qualify for copyright as an ‘adaptation’. R to S Giovanni Sgambati.

Kissin’s interpretation of the Gluck Melodie, the slowest of the group, is unsuccessful. The melody does not flow, the playing has a halting aspect to it which contradicts the essence of the music.

Burgtheater First Pub lication. Notable students include pianist and composer Lucia Contini Anselmi. Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

He also conducted the Italian premieres of more recent works such as Liszt’s Dante Symphony and Christus oratorio. It seems almost as though he were not quite certain of the approach he wished to take. But the arrangement allows for it and his interpretation is carefully crafted and really works.

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