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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Thursday 27 September 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Thursday 27 September 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Thursday 31 July 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Donald Macleod looks at Gluck's decision in 1774 to apply his radical aesthetic ideals within the narrow traditions of French opera. Triumph overcame initial hostility with the Paris premiere of Iphigenie en Aulide and a French version of Orfeo.
Air gai (Danse, Act 2, Iphigenie en Aulide)