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Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Born: 1714 AD
Died: 1787 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Composers, Musicians

1714 – Christoph Willibald Gluck, born on the 2nd of July in Erasbach, Bavaria, SC Germany. He was a German composer, one of the most important opera composers of the Classical music era, particularly remembered for Orfeo ed Euridice.

1731 – He taught music at Prague, then studied in Vienna and Milan.

1741 – He began to write operas, and after collaborating with the librettist Raniero de Calzabigi.

1762 -1767 – He produced such works as Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste.

1770 – Paris was divided into those who supported his French opera style and those supporting the Italian style of Niccolo Piccinni, the Gluckists and Piccinnists.

1779 – He finally conquered with his Iphigénie en Tauride, and retired from Paris full of honour.

1787 – On the 15th of November, in Vienna, he  suffered another stroke and died.