Gluck, Christoph Willibald

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Basic data

  1. July 2, 1714 in Erasbach (Oberpfalz)
  2. November 15, 1787 in Wien
  3. Komponist
  4. Mailand, Wien, Paris

Iconography

Gluck playing his clavicord (1775), portrait by Joseph Duplessis (Source: Wikimedia)
Statue of Gluck in Weidenwang (Source: Wikimedia)
House in Erasbach, constructed in 1713 by Gluck's father, where many believe the composer was born.[14] (Source: Wikimedia)
Jezeří Castle (Source: Wikimedia)
The Jesuit church in Komotau (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust of Gluck, whose face was noticeably pockmarked (Source: Wikimedia)
Johann Franz Greipel – Il Parnaso confuso by Christoph Willibald Gluck (music) and Pietro Metastasio (libretto). Performed on 24 January 1765 by the children of Maria Theresia: Maria Amalia (Apollo), Maria Elisabeth (Melpomene), Maria Josepha (Euterpe), Maria Karolina (Erato), Leopold (Harpsichord) (Source: Wikimedia)
Carmen Lavani in Le cinesi (1973). The work is very much in the vein of the chinoiserie so popular in its time. Le cinesi reflects cultural overlap between the Austrian court and the distant Chinese court. In Le cinesi, Metastasio gives a lesson on the different forms of theatre: pastoral, comedy and tragedy. (Source: Wikimedia)
Title-page of the first printed score (Source: Wikimedia)
Gluck by Zéphirin Belliard [fr] (Source: Wikimedia)
Gluck lived and died in the Wiedner Hauptstraße Nr. 32 in Vienna (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis des Gluck, nach 1770 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Gluck, Riedel, Karl Traugott - 1784/1832 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Gluck, Riedel, Karl Traugott - 1784/1832 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Joh. Chr.ph v. Gluck, Sichling, Lazarus Gottlieb - 1827/1863 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Gluck, 1803 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Gluck, Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen - 1777/1840 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Gluck, Riedel, Karl Traugott - 1784/1832 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (zugeschrieben) - 1780/1840 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Willibald Gluck, Alfred Lemoine - 1839/1881 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Christoph Willibald Gluk, Antoine Phelippeaux - 1787/1830 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald (Quelle: Münchner Stadtmuseum)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald (Quelle: Münchner Stadtmuseum)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald (Quelle: Münchner Stadtmuseum)

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