C. W. Gluck: L'Ile De Merlin Ou Le Monde Renverse (Full Score)

Books | Opera

Catalogue No: BA2293
Format: Sheet Music | Score

Hardback full score; also available vocal score for sale (BA2293-90) & performance material for hire (BA2293).

The fact that “opéra 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 RenverséGluck 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 Günter Haußwald.

  • Based on the Urtext of “Gluck, Complete Works”.
  • Original French text with singing German translation.
  • Detailed foreword in the vocal score (Ger/Eng/Fr).
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 31 October 2005
No of pages: 179
Language: English, French, German
Publisher: Bärenreiter