Notes & Reviews:
Political and cultural circumstances - depending on whether Lorraine/Lothringen belonged to France or Germany - made Theodore Gouvy a border crosser between these two countries. It was very unusual for a French composer of his generation not to assign a central role to music theater in his oeuvre. His rejection of Wagner's music dramas also made him something of an exception in France. It is true, however, that the oratorio was a key genre within his oeuvre - and the oratorio at least can be counted as a dramatic genre. Gouvy wrote six major oratorio compositions, two based on Nordic subjects and two drawing on ancient tragedies. His 'Iphigenie en Tauride' was published in 1884 in a bilingual edition issued by Breitkopf in Leipzig.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Evangelical Church, Saarlouis, Germany (12/10/2006-12/11/2006).
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Works DetailsThéodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898) : Iphigénie en Tauride, opera, Op. 7
- Conductor: Joachim Fontaine
- Notes: Evangelical Church, Saarlouis, Germany (12/10/2006-12/11/2006)
- Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta