Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)
Founded by Rudolf Gerber | Continued by Gerhard Croll | Edited by the Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz
For the first time this edition presents the complete works of the great operatic reformer Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) in a scholarly-critical edition based on modern editorial principles and drawing on all available sources. In this way it not only meets the demands of scholarship, but also offers works which reflect the original intentions of the composer, thus guaranteeing authentic performances.
Within each series the works are arranged in the order in which they were composed. Fragments, variants, initial versions, etc. appear in the appendix to the relevant volume. Each volume also contains a preface (Ger), facsimiles and a critical report (Ger).
The edition comprises approx. 60 volumes in the following series:
Series I: Musical Dramas (11 volumes)
Series II: Dance Dramas (2 volumes)
Series III: Italian Opera Seria and Operatic serenades (28 volumes)
Series IV: French Comic Operas (11 volumes)
Series V: Instrumental Music (approx. 2 volumes)
Series VI: Vocal Music (approx. 1 volume)
Series VII: Supplement (approx. 3 volumes)
The following purchasing options are available for this edition:
Purchase of individual volumes at retail sales prices
Standing order (a price advantage of approx. 10 %)
Full subscription (a price advantage of approx. 15 %)
For further information please ask your music dealer.