Definition of Gluck, Christoph Willibald in English:

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Syllabification: Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Pronunciation: /glo͝ok
 
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  • (1714–87), German composer; full name Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck. His first operas were in the traditional Italian style, but with Orfeo ed Euridice (1762), he initiated a new style in which he united dramatic, musical, and emotional elements, revolutionizing opera. Later works include Alceste (1767), Iphigénie en Aulide (1774), and Iphigénie en Tauride (1779).

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