Christoph Willibald Gluck
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1714-07-02
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Christoph Willibald Gluck

Biography (Wikipedia)

Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck (born 2 July, baptized 4 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. Born in the Upper Palatinate and raised in Bohemia, both part of the Holy Roman Empire, he gained prominence at the Habsburg court at Vienna. There he brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices for which many intellectuals had been campaigning. With a series of radical new works in the 1760s, among them Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste, he broke the stranglehold that Metastasian opera seria had enjoyed for much of the century. Gluck introduced more drama by using simpler recitative and cutting the usually long da capo aria. His later operas have half the length of a typical baroque opera.

The strong influence of French opera encouraged Gluck to move to Paris in November 1773. Fusing the traditions of Italian opera and the French (with rich chorus) into a unique synthesis, Gluck wrote eight operas for the Parisian stage. Iphigénie en Tauride was a great success and is generally acknowledged to be his finest work. Though he was extremely popular and widely credited with bringing about a revolution in French opera, Gluck's mastery of the Parisian operatic scene was never absolute, and after the poor reception of his Echo et Narcisse, he left Paris in disgust and returned to Vienna to live out the remainder of his life.

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Christoph Willibald Gluck
Iphigénie en Aulide (Overture)
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Iphigénie en Aulide (Overture)

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Christoph Willibald Gluck
Overture from 'Alceste'
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Overture from 'Alceste'
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice?
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Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice?
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo Ed Euridice, Act II: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
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Orfeo Ed Euridice, Act II: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che farò senza Euride (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Che farò senza Euride (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice
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Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck
My soul is in torment (Orpheus and Eurydice)
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My soul is in torment (Orpheus and Eurydice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance of the Furies
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Orpheus and Eurydice: Dance of the Furies
Christoph Willibald Gluck
What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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What is Life (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che farò senza Euridice! (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Che farò senza Euridice! (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
AC Wk 40 Thurs 3 of 4 - Gluck - Alceste Act 3
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AC Wk 40 Thurs 3 of 4 - Gluck - Alceste Act 3
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Alceste Act 2
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Alceste Act 2
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Alceste Act 1
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Alceste Act 1
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Che puro ciel (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orphée & Eurydice - Mélodie
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Orphée & Eurydice - Mélodie
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Iphigenie en Aulide, Overture
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Iphigenie en Aulide, Overture
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice - Overture
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Orfeo ed Euridice - Overture
Christoph Willibald Gluck
O del mio dolce ardor (Paride ed Elena)
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O del mio dolce ardor (Paride ed Elena)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Furies from "Orfeo ed Euridice", Act 2
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Dance of the Furies from "Orfeo ed Euridice", Act 2
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che farò senza Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Che farò senza Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Ballet music (excerpt 'Paris e Helena'
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Ballet music (excerpt 'Paris e Helena'
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che faro senza Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Che faro senza Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30, Act 3: Che Faro Senza Euridice?
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Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30, Act 3: Che Faro Senza Euridice?
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo et Euridice - 'Chi mai dell'erebo'
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Orfeo et Euridice - 'Chi mai dell'erebo'
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice; Act 3 sc.6; Vieni appaga il tuo consorte
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Orfeo ed Euridice; Act 3 sc.6; Vieni appaga il tuo consorte
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice; Act 3 sc.1; Che faro senza Euridice
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Orfeo ed Euridice; Act 3 sc.1; Che faro senza Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orefo ed Euridice (Overture)
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Orefo ed Euridice (Overture)

Orefo ed Euridice (Overture)

Orchestra
Orquestra Titular del Teatro Real
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Trio Sonata No 6 in F major
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Trio Sonata No 6 in F major
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice Wq.30/Act 3: J'ai perdu mon Euridice
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Orfeo ed Euridice Wq.30/Act 3: J'ai perdu mon Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck
La rencontre imprevue (Overture)
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La rencontre imprevue (Overture)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (excerpt Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits (excerpt Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Che faro senza Eurydice [Orpheus ed Eurydice] (excerpt)
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Che faro senza Eurydice [Orpheus ed Eurydice] (excerpt)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Sinfonia in A major, 'Regensburger'
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Sinfonia in A major, 'Regensburger'
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3
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Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 3
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 2
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Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 2
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 1
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Orfeo ed Euridice - Act 1
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - dance music from 'Orphée et Euridice'
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits - dance music from 'Orphée et Euridice'
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Melody from 'Orpheus and Eurydice'
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Melody from 'Orpheus and Eurydice'
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Gavotte (excerpt Iphigenie en Aulide)
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Gavotte (excerpt Iphigenie en Aulide)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
'Melody' from Orfeo Ed Euridice
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'Melody' from Orfeo Ed Euridice
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orpheus (1949) - Complainte d'Eurydice
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Orpheus (1949) - Complainte d'Eurydice
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orpheus and Euridice)
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orpheus and Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Furies (Orpheus and Euridice)
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Dance of the Furies (Orpheus and Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
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Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Trio Sonata No 4 in B flat major
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Trio Sonata No 4 in B flat major
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Iphigenie en Tauride (Dieux! Protecteurs de ces affreux rivages)
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Iphigenie en Tauride (Dieux! Protecteurs de ces affreux rivages)
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Iphigenie en Tauride - opera vers. French or German
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Iphigenie en Tauride - opera vers. French or German
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