Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck Born On This Day in 1714 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary German operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born on this day in 1714

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Christoph Willibald Gluck

Revolutionary German operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born on this day in 1714.

His signature works include the operas ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’, ‘Alceste’, ‘Iphigénie en Tauride’ and ‘Paride ed Elena’.

Gluck’s major contributions to the string repertoire include 6 trio sonatas and ‘Melodie’ from ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ – arranged by Jascha Heifetz.

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK | MELODIE (ARR. HEIFETZ) | LEONID KOGAN & NAUM WALTER

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