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Christoph Willibald Gluck

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Alceste (highlights) (2)
Alceste (30)
Antigono (1)
Armide (9)
Ballet Suite (arr. Mottl) (2)
Demetrio (1)
Demofoonte (2)
De profundis, Wq50 (1)
Der Jungling (I), Wq57 (1)
Der Tod (1)
Die Pilger von Mekka (1)
Die Sommernacht (II), Wq62 (1)
Don Juan (3)
Einem Bach, der fliesst (1)
Ezio (4)
Flute Concerto in G major, op.4 (1)
Flute Quintet [no.1] in G major (1)
Flute Quintet [no.2] in G major (1)
Gavotte d'Orphee (1)
Gavotte (2)
Hoch tut euch auf (1)
Il Parnaso Confuso (3)
Il Tigrane (2)
Il Trionfo di Clelia (1)
Ipermestra, Wq7 (1)
Iphigenie en Aulide (revised Richard Wagner) (1)
Iphigenie en Aulide (24)
» Adieu
Iphigenie en Tauride (highlights) (1)
Iphigenie en Tauride (24)
Ippolito (1)
L'innocenza giustificata (1)
L'ivrogne corrige (1)
La Clemenza di Tito (2)
La Corona (2)
La Danza (1)
La rencontre imprevue, ou Les pelerins de la Mecque, Wq32 (highlights) (1)
La rencontre imprevue, ou Les pelerins de la Mecque, Wq32 (1)
Le Cinesi (highlights) (1)
Le Cinesi (1)
Melodia (trans. ME Bossi) (1)
Minona lieblich und hold, Wq63 (1)
Oboe Quintet [no.1] in C major (1)
Oboe Quintet [no.2] in C major (1)
Oden und Lieder (7), Wq49 (1)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (ed. Berlioz) (3)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (highlights) (1)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (orchestral excerpts) (2)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice) (162)
» Act 2
» Menuet
Paride ed Elena (highlights) (1)
Paride ed Elena (11)
Semiramide riconosciuta (1)
Sextet in G major (1)
Sinfonia in G major (arr. Hans Gal) (1)
Sofonisba (2)
Symphony Chen A1, Wq deest, 'Regensburger' (1)
Symphony Chen D2, Wq165/2 (1)
Symphony Chen F1, Wq165/5 (1)
Symphony Chen G3, Wq deest, 'Weimarer' (2)
Symphony concertante Chen D6, Wq deest (1)
Telemaco (3)

Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck ( 2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a German composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. 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 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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Recent Gluck releases

Haydn 2032: The Symphonies Vol.1-10
Haydn 2032: The Symphonies Vol.1-10

£37.00

(Alpha)

Shani Diluka: The Proust Album
Shani Diluka: The Proust Album

£16.10

(Warner)

Gluck - Musique d’harmonie
Gluck - Musique d’harmonie

£13.78

(Bayer Records)

Igor Markevitch: The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy
Igor Markevitch: The Deutsche Grammophon Legacy

£94.95

(Australian Eloquence)

Harold Samuel: Complete Solo Recordings
Harold Samuel: Complete Solo Recordings

£13.25

(APR)

The Art of Willem Mengelberg with the Concertgebouw Orchestra
The Art of Willem Mengelberg with the Concertgebouw Orchestra

£75.95

(Scribendum)

The Complete Wilhelm Furtwangler on Record
The Complete Wilhelm Furtwangler on Record

£132.95

(Warner)

The Art of Igor Markevitch (Stereo recordings 1958-1972)
The Art of Igor Markevitch (Stereo recordings 1958-1972)

£66.45

(Scribendum)

Sibelius - Violin Concerto; Suk - Four Pieces; Encores
Sibelius - Violin Concerto; Suk - Four Pieces; Encores

£10.93

(Parnassus)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Complete Recordings on DG
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: Complete Recordings on DG

£104.45

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Angela Hewitt: Love Songs
Angela Hewitt: Love Songs

£13.25

(Hyperion)

Mischa Maisky: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
Mischa Maisky: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

£88.79

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Bomsori: Violin on Stage
Bomsori: Violin on Stage

£12.83

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Great British Contraltos
Great British Contraltos

£14.20

(Heritage)

Standchen: Famous Melodies for Flute
Standchen: Famous Melodies for Flute

£7.55

(Christophorus)

Marvellous Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto: Best Loved Opera Arias
Marvellous Mezzo-Soprano and Contralto: Best Loved Opera Arias

£6.60

(Naxos)

Varduhi Abrahamyan: Rhapsody
Varduhi Abrahamyan: Rhapsody

£12.83

(Decca)

Gluck - In the Kingdom of Shades: Texts and Music after Orfeo ed Euridice
Gluck - In the Kingdom of Shades: Texts and Music after Orfeo ed Euridice

£13.78

(Coviello Classics)

Rameau & Gluck - Ballet Music; Cherubini & Cimarosa - Overtures
Rameau & Gluck - Ballet Music; Cherubini & Cimarosa - Overtures

£9.98

(Australian Eloquence)

Kreisler: The Complete Recordings Vol.10
Kreisler: The Complete Recordings Vol.10

£11.35

(Naxos - Historical)

Freiberger Knabenchor: Christmas & New Year’s Eve
Freiberger Knabenchor: Christmas & New Year’s Eve

£13.25

(Auris Subtilis)

Gluck - Demofoonte
Gluck - Demofoonte

£10.40

(Brilliant Classics)

Michel Senechal: 20 Arias from Rameau to Sauguet (1948-62)
Michel Senechal: 20 Arias from Rameau to Sauguet (1948-62)

£10.93

(Malibran)

Gluck - Opera Gala
Gluck - Opera Gala

£11.35

(Orfeo)

Wilhelm Kempff Edition
Wilhelm Kempff Edition

£145.31

(Deutsche Grammophon)

Alexandre Tharaud: Le Poete du piano
Alexandre Tharaud: Le Poete du piano

£13.25

(Erato)