Gluck Essentials

Gluck Essentials

About this playlist

A hugely important figure in the transition from the baroque to the classical era, Christoph Willibald Gluck was an innovative composer of noble Bohemian birth. His operatic output completely redefined the art form, and his influence would later inform works by Berlioz, Wagner, and perhaps most significantly, a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His extensive travels took him to disparate corners of the Holy Roman Empire and beyond, and his experiences of various cities and musical traditions profoundly shaped his music, as well as that of those who came after him.

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Curated by

Marco Muilwijk

Primephonic Curator

About this playlist

A hugely important figure in the transition from the baroque to the classical era, Christoph Willibald Gluck was an innovative composer of noble Bohemian birth. His operatic output completely redefined the art form, and his influence would later inform works by Berlioz, Wagner, and perhaps most significantly, a young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His extensive travels took him to disparate corners of the Holy Roman Empire and beyond, and his experiences of various cities and musical traditions profoundly shaped his music, as well as that of those who came after him.

Curated by

Marco Muilwijk

Primephonic Curator

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