Gluck Opera Arias/Janet Baker

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Gluck
Arias from:
Armide
Iphigénie en Aulide
Iphigénie en Tauride
Alceste
La Recontre Imprévue
Paride ed Elena
Orfeo ed Euridice


Reviewed by: William Yeoman

Reviewed: December 2006
CD No: PHILIPS ELOQUENCE 476 2617
Duration: 54 minutes

The measure of these artists’ greatness is just how stylish everything still sounds. Numerous arias from various operas are intensely enacted by Janet Baker. With able support from Raymond Leppard and the ECO, Baker brings out the emotional import of each aria to perfection – the expressive grace of the famous ‘Che faro’, closing the disc, is typical of the whole.

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