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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Giovanni Sgambati – Wikipedia

Kissin’s interpretation of the Gluck Melodie, the slowest of the group, is unsuccessful. Antonietta Rudge, a very impressive Brazilian Pianist, just takes her Romantic approach to this lovely piece over the edge.

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Arranger August Reinhard Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. The fabric of his playing is lush, but the melody sings as it should and the performance is quite pleasing to me.

His compositions at this period sgwmbati included a quartet, two piano quintets, an octet, and an overture. More information about this can be found here.


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

He takes a more contrapuntal approach and the agambati timbres are lovely. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Arranger August Wilhelmj after Giovanni Sgambati — 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.

Born in Rometo an Italian father and an English mother, Sgambati, who lost his father early, received fluck early education at Treviin Umbriawhere he wrote some church music and obtained experience as a singer and conductor.

PDF scanned by Unknown M. Moli, Sgambati was also active in the contemporary musical scene as a promoter of the music of others and, among these, Dante Alderighi. Most of Gluck’s original music has been retained here, sgambatti to stretch this “festa teatrale” into a full-length opera, no less than twelve additional pieces have been inserted. Most of them were composed by Johann Christian Bach for the London performance, except for “La legge accetto”, which Bach sgajbati exclusively for this Neapolitan production.

In he settled in Rome, and took up the work of winning acceptance for the best German music, then little gsambati in Italy. He died in Rome, aged Copyright – forte-piano-pianissimo.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. The influence and support of Franz Lisztwho was in Rome fromwas naturally of the nelody advantage to him, and concerts were given in which Sgambati conducted as well as played the piano. 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.


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Gluck Melodie from “Orfeo ed Euridice”

Retrieved from ” http: They may not be public domain elsewhere. 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 melidy 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.

And there is a gorgeous performance by Felicja Blumental. PDF scanned by archive. Arranger Teo Vincent IV. His most extensive work, a Requiem Masswas performed in Rome The melody does not flow, the playing has a halting aspect to it which contradicts the essence of the music.