Friedr. Bruckmann's Verlag in Munchen, Berlin & London [n.d., c.1840s].
Engraving, 285 x 230mm. 11¼ x 9". Full margins.
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787) was a German opera composer of the early classical period. He spent many years at the Habsburg court in Vienna, until he left to bring about practical reform in opera. He wanted to leave opera buffa and opera seria by returning the focus to the human drama and passions and making words and music of equal importance.
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