Definition of Gluck, Christoph Willibald in English:

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

proper noun

  • (1714–87), German composer; full name Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck. He is noted for operas in which he sought a balance of music and drama and reduced the emphasis on the star singer. Examples are Orfeo ed Euridice (1762) and Iphigénie en Aulide (1774).

Pronunciation

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

/ɡlʊk/