La rencontre imprévue, Wq.32 (Gluck, Christoph Willibald)

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PMLP101091-Gluck La Rencontre imprévue (red. Wekerlin).pdf
Editor:

Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin (1821−1910), reduction

Publisher Info.:

Paris: Gustave Legouix, n.d.[1891]. Plate G. L. G. 1308.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Plate number printed between odd and even pages, so it is not readable in the scan. Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 80e année, Nº 32, 8 Août 1891, p.543, r.3176.

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Un ruisselet bien clair (Act III, Scene 9, No.31)

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PMLP101091-Gluck - Cavatina.pdf
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German

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Hamburg: Fritz Schuberth, n.d.(ca.1865). Plate 975.

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Misc. Notes:

Same aria, with two other German versions (Einem Bach, der fliesst and Holde Frühlingszeit), in Lieder und Arien

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Libretto

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PMLP101091-Gluck La Rencontre imprévue (livret).pdf
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Paris: E. Gauche, n.d.

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General Information

Work Title La rencontre imprévue
Alternative Title Les pèlerins de la Mecque
Die unvermuthete Zusammenkunft ; Die Pilgrime von Mekka
The Unexpected Encounter ; The Pilgrims to Mecca
Composer Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Opus/Catalogue Number Wq.32
First Performance 1764-01-07 in Vienna, Burgtheater
Librettist Louis Hurtaut Dancourt (ca.1725–1801), after Alain René Lesage and Jacques-Philippe d' Orneval's play Les pèlerins de la Mecque (1726) (see Wikipedia article on d'Orneval (French)
Language French
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Related Works La rencontre imprévue was adapted and supplied with new music by Joseph Haydn as L'incontro improvviso (1775)
In 1784 Mozart wrote 10 Variations on 'Unser dummer Pöbel meint', K.455, based on the Calender's aria "Les hommes pieusement"
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information Cast:
  • Ali (haute-contre)
  • Osmin, his servant (tenor)
  • Rezia, beloved of Ali, prisoner of the Sultan (soprano)
  • Amine, Balkis & Dardané, her attendants in the harem (soprano)
  • Vertigo, a painter (bass)
  • Calender, a dervish (bass)
  • Le Sultan (tenor)
  • Le chef de caravane (bass)
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