Gluck

[gloo k]
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noun

AlmaReba FiersohnMme. Efrem Zimbalist, 1884–1938, U.S. operatic soprano, born in Romania.
Chris·toph Wil·li·bald von [kris-tawf vil-i-bahlt fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tɔf ˈvɪl ɪˌbɑlt fən/, 1714–87, German operatic composer.
Louise,born 1943, U.S. poet.

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  • Abbé Arnaud fought for Gluck; but the witty Marmontel was the advocate of his rival.

    Great Musical Composers

    George T. Ferris

  • There was a hot division of opinion among the Parisians, as there had been in the days of Gluck and Piccini.

  • Gluck wrote a preface to the published score of 'Alceste,' which is one of the most interesting documents in the history of music.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild

  • Mozart and Gluck, each in his respective sphere, carried opera to a point which seemed scarcely to admit of further development.

    The Opera

    R.A. Streatfeild

  • Rossini equals Mozart, and Gluck will soon seem to us insipid.



British Dictionary definitions for gluck

Gluck

noun

Christoph Willibald von (ˈkrɪstɔf ˈvɪlibalt fɔn). 1714–87, German composer, esp of operas, including Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) and Alceste (1767)
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