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Christoph Willibald Gluck

Christoph Willibald Gluck


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Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck (1714 - 1787) was a European composer of the 18th century, most noted for his operatic works. After many years at the Habsburg court at Vienna, Gluck brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices that many intellectuals had been campaigning for over the years. 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.


The strong influence of French opera in these works encouraged Gluck to move to Paris, which he did in November 1773. Fusing the traditions of Italian opera and the French national genre into a new synthesis, Gluck wrote eight operas for the Parisian stages. One of the last of these, Iphigénie en Tauride, was a great success and is generally acknowledged to be his finest work. Though 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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GLUCK: DANCE OF BLESSED SPIRITS - (by Bartok Music)  Year: 2007
Bartok Music Peaceful, pastoral and church like, Dance of Blessed Spirits is a beautiful full orchestra composition that will add elegance to your media project. Great to use in television dramas, documentaries, dramatic films set in the 1600-1700's and much more. Instrumental, Classical, Baroque, Christoph Willibald Gluck
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, Baroque
243124 7:27 Very Slow 35   


ITALIAN ART SONG - (by Regina Smoler)  Year: 2008
Regina Smoler Piano based: Lovely, romantic, sweeping version of classic Italian art song. Ideal for soundtracks, commercials, television, film scores, websites, games, and other media. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano, Christoph Willibald Gluck
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, Classical Piano
277741 2:54 Med Fast 141   


O DEL MIO DOLCE ADOR - (by Regina Smoler)  Year: 2008
Regina Smoler Soaring rendition of Italian Art Song with female vocal, featuring piano. This passionate and romantic classic is ideal for soundtracks, film scores, commercials, television, websites, and more. Female Vocals, Classical, Opera, Christoph Willibald Gluck
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, Opera
283129 3:04 Slow 68   

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