|Mireille Delunsch and Simon Keenlyside star in a recording of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride with the Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski. It can be ordered from amazon.co.uk. And from amazon.fr
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"Minkowski and his band produce a grandly tragic 'Iphigenie,' with his favorite soprano, Mireille Delunsch, in the title role. She's first-rate, with a reposeful, feminine sound and enough emotional punch to clarify the girl's emotional state. (Christine Goerke is even better on that Boston set but nothing else is.) Delunsch is perfectly partnered by baritone Simon Keenlyside (Oreste) and tenor Yann Beuron (Pylade)."--T. Hashimoto in the San Francisco Examiner of October 22, 2002.
|Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride|
|Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Performer: Mireille Delunsch, Simon Keenlyside, et al.
Orchestra: Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre, Musiciens du Louvre
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue Number: 4711332
Released: May 21, 2001
Audio CD DDD
Number of Discs:2
Gluck: Iphigénie En Tauride / Minkowski, Delunsch, Keenlyside et al., arkivmusic.ocm
|"Auditioning two period-instrument versions, Pearlman (Telarc) and Minkowski (Archiv), both recorded in 1999, I prefer the latter. Minkowski's Musiciens du Louvre make a fuller sound, and Mireille Delunsch is a far more impassioned Iphigénie than the lovely Christine Goerke. Next to Minkowski's Simon Keenlyside, Pearlman's gorgeously-voiced Rodney Gilfrey sounds at time more angry than committed. It's impossible not to fall in love with the music, whose tuneful sweep demands expressive brilliance and a voice lit from within by passion."--Jason Victor Serinus, Bay Area Reporter|
|"For slightly later repertoire, Minkowski's reading of Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride (Archiv), with Simon Keenlyside and Mireille Delunsch, is a recording too stunning to leave off this list."--Judith Malafronte, critic and frequent Opera News contributor, quoted in article by Louise T. Guinther for Opera News of August 2007, for which experts in the field were asked their personal choices for the top-five Baroque vocal recordings.|
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, Marc Minkowski & Simon Keenlyside - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride - Iphigénie en Tauride: Air. "Le calme rentre dans mon coeur" (USA)