Orphée. Opera en 3 Actes... Collection Litolff... Partition Piano et Chant. [Piano-vocal score]. Christoph Willibald GLUCK.
Orphée. Opera en 3 Actes... Collection Litolff... Partition Piano et Chant. [Piano-vocal score].

Orphée. Opera en 3 Actes... Collection Litolff... Partition Piano et Chant. [Piano-vocal score].

Braunschweig: Henry Litolff [PN Collection Litolff No. 82], [ca. 1900]. Large octavo. Half brown calf with marbled boards, raised bands on spine in gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt. [i] (title within architectural border), 2-3 (cast list and contents), 4-138 pp.

Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Light uniform browning.

First performed in Vienna at the Burgtheater on October 5, 1762, in Italian, to a libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi, and in Paris at the Opéra on August 2, 1774, in French, to a libretto by Pierre Louis Moline after Calzabigi.

"Orfeo ed Euridice was the first of Gluck’s three so-called reform operas written with Ranieri de’ Calzabigi (the other two were Alceste and Paride ed Elena) in which a ‘noble simplicity’ in the action and the music was intended to replace the complicated plots and florid musical style of opera seria." Jeremy Hayes in Grove Music Online. Item #28577

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