Christoph Willibald Glück  (1714-87)
Last updated: 14.10.17
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Christoph Willibald Glück was a German composer, born in Bavaria but possibly of Bohemian origin; travelled much - London, 1745; Paris, 1773-9, where his followers opposed those of Piccinni; settled and died in Vienna. Was consciously an operatic reformer, stressing importance of subordinating music to dramatic needs - and also dispensing with "dry recitative; his "Alkestis" (1767) has a famous preface expounding his ideas. This opera, like its predecessor "Orpheus", was originally in Italian; both were later revised, with French texts. Other operas include "Iphigenia in Aulis", "Iphigenia in Tauris", and "Armida", all in French. Wrote in all more than 45 stage works; also instrumental pieces, etc.
Books :
Books:
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book15.gif Gluck and the Opera : A Study in Musical History Ernest Newman flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
CDs :
Recorder Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Michala Petri on "Works for Recorder, Guitar and Lute" flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
The Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo (A/Piano)smp_logo_88_white.gif
6 pages.
This edition: ED 11721.
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (49002926)
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (A/Piano) (770162)
Arr./Editor: Bergmann
Publisher: Schott & Co. Ltd. (ST11721)
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (D/D/A/T) (756637)
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Polyphonic Publications (PP00077)
18788406.gifDance of the Blessed Spirits (D/A/T/B) (18788406)
12 pages.
Publisher: Bosworth Edition (BOE3946)
5666115.gifFive Pieces from Orfeo (D/A/T/B) (5666115)
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest (HARB024)