Definition of Gluck, Christoph Willibald in English:

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

proper noun

  • (1714–87), German composer; full name Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck. His first operas were in the traditional Italian style, but with "Orfeo ed Euridice" (1762), he initiated a new style in which he united dramatic, musical, and emotional elements, revolutionizing opera. Later works include "Alceste"(1767), "Iphigénie en Aulide"(1774), and "Iphigénie en Tauride" (1779)

Pronunciation:

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

/ɡlo͝ok/