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L'Ile de Merlin ou Le Monde renverse (Merlins Insel oder Die verkehrte Welt)

Comic Opera in 1 act

By Christoph Willibald von Gluck

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3 soprano voice solos, 5 tenor voice solos, 3 bass voice solos, speaker, piano (3 Soprano Voice Solo, 5 Tenor Voice Solo, 3 Bass Voice Solo, speaker, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 EnglHn, 2 bassoon, 2 Hn, Str, Continuo)
Comic Opera in 1 act. Composed by Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787). Edited by Gunter Hausswald. Arranged by Thomas Hauschka. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score. Duration 1 hour, 50 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA02293-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA02293-90).

Item Number: BA.BA02293-90

ISBN 9790006524945. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: French/German. Translation: Gunter Hausswald. Text: Louis Anseaume.

The fact that"opera comique", rooted in the folk art of the French vaudeville, was brought to its high-point by Gluck, a German composer working in Italian, clearly demonstrates the close relationships and interconnections made in European musical life in the mid-18th century. With"L'Ile de Merlin ou Le monde renverse"Gluck created an enchanting buffo work which draws its charm not only from its colourful music with appealing details of instrumentation and characterisation but also from the juxtaposition of real, mythological and fairy-tale figures as well as from the critical social undertones in the libretto.
The new edition is based on the Gluck Complete Edition, Series IV, volume 1, edited by Gunter Hausswald .

- Based on the Urtext of"Gluck, Complete Works"
- Original French text with singing German translation
- Detailed foreword (Ger/Eng/Fr)

  • No. 1: Sinfonie 

  • Scene premiere 
  • No. 2: Air "Ah! Le bon pays, Scapin" 
  • No. 3: Air "Merlin nous dit" 

  • Scene deuxieme 
  • No. 4: Quatuor "Bon jour, belle nymphe" 
  • No. 5: Air "Le mari tranquille" 
  • No. 6: Quatuor "Pour repartir egalement" 

  • Scene troisieme 
  • No. 7: Air "Laisse faire" 

  • Scene quatrieme 
  • No. 8: Air "Le vrai bonheur" 
  • No. 9: Air "Heureux qui la nuit" 

  • Scene cinquieme 
  • No. 10: Air "Fais-toi donc peintre ou poete" 

  • Scene sixieme 
  • No. 11: Air a quatre Couplets "L'avocat, le procureur" 
  • No. 12: Air "Toujours amants" 

  • Scene septieme 
  • No. 13: Air "Qu'un mortel soit pulmonique" 
  • No. 14: Air "Je voudrais que vous fussiez" 

  • Scene huitieme 
  • No.15: Air "Paix, apprenez" 
  • No. 16: Air "Quoi, donc un petit-maitre" 

  • Scene neuvieme 
  • No. 17: Air "Dieux! quel martire" 

  • Scene dixieme 
  • No. 18: Air "Ou sont-ils ces rivaux" 
  • No. 19: Air "Renoncez a cet affreux projet" 

  • Scene onzieme 
  • No. 20: Air "Dans ce contrat" 
  • No. 21: Air "Le sort ainsi l'ordonne" 
  • No. 22: Air "Me voila dans cette affaire" 
  • No. 23: Sinfonie qui annonce l'arrive de Merlin 

  • Scene douzieme 
  • No. 24: Choeur "Que les plaisirs" 

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