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Christoph Willibald Gluck

Christoph Willibald Gluck (Composer)

Born: 2nd July 1714, Berching, Germany

Died: 15th November 1787, Vienna

Nationality: German

Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck 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.

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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: Orpheus and Eurydice (Vienna Version 1762)
    Vocal Score OPERA
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  • Gluck: Melody
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  • Gluck, C: Andante & Gavotte from Alceste
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  • Gluck, C: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
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  • Gluck: The Dance of the Blessed Spirits from 'Orpheus and Eurydice' Band 28
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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: French Operatic Arias Baritone
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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: Music to "Soliman second, ou Les Trois Sultanes"
    Full Score ORCH
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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: Iphigénie en Tauride (with German and French libretto)
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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: Cythère assiégée
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  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald / arr. Weingartner, Felix: Alceste overture with Finale by Felix Weingartner
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    Sheet Music: $25.75
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: Alceste
    Vocal Score VCE/PF
    Sheet Music: $74.50
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald: French Operatic Arias
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    Sheet Music: $66.25