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Michael Johnson
ConcertoNet.com, July 2014

This fine recording boasts a uniquely odd authenticity in that it is an authentic rendering of Richard Wagner’s version…of Gluck’s 1774 French opera, Iphigénie en Aulide

The orchestra is Cologne’s Das Neue Orchester…It is 50-players strong for this recording and has a lively, transparent sound. The 50-member Chorus Musicus Köln has just the right Gluckian glow. Overall, the pacing seems just fine. © 2014 ConcertoNet.com Read complete review



Richard Lawrence
Gramophone, May 2014

Christoph Spering makes an excellent case for this version, with lively singing from the chorus and equally vigorous playing…Michelle Breedt powerfully expresses Clytemnestra’s agony and Camilla Nylund is an ideal Iphigenia: angry, dignified, resigned. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Ralph Moore
MusicWeb International, April 2014

Spering’s chorus and orchestra…are terrific…His conducting is excellent, steering the line between the polar extremes of tempi for which Wagner’s own conducting was criticised without sacrificing tension.

I would urge all admirers of both Gluck and Wagner to acquire this recording for both its historical interest and intrinsic musicality… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review






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