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Gluck : an eighteenth-century portrait in letters and documents

Author: Patricia Howard; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrated today for his historical significance as the one composer who did most to effect the transition between baroque and classical opera, Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) was, in his lifetime, both controversial and colourful. The documents portray a man of enormous physical energy, relish for good food and good company, and passion for his art. Patricia Howard draws on a variety of contemporary sources  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondance
Named Person: Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Christoph Willibald Gluck; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Howard; Christoph Willibald Gluck, Ritter von
ISBN: 0198163851 9780198163855
OCLC Number: 32509191
Description: xiv, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Patricia Howard.
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This volume brings together a variety of original sources, many of which have not been previously available in English, to reconstruct a portrait of Christoph Willibald Gluck, an eccentric genius who  Read more...

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A masterly biographical assemblage using every available piece of contemporary information, well balanced and beautifully illustrated. BBC Music Magazine

 
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