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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Monday 24 September 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Monday 24 September 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Monday 28 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
With Donald Macleod. Remembered today as a composer who reformed the narrow conventions of Italian and French opera, Gluck was a fascinatingly unique composer. He deliberately stood aloof from any school or tradition, declaring he wanted to write 'music belonging to all nations'.
Overture (Orfeo ed Euridice)