Christoph Willibald Gluck

(1714 - 1787)

During 1776 and 1777 in Paris, two rival operatic circles formed—the Gluckists, who defended the German’s naturalistic plots, and the Piccinnists, who favored the comic plots of Niccolò Piccinni. Earlier in his career in 1746, Christoph Willibald Gluck gave a joint concert with Handel at London’s Haymarket Theater despite the latter’s quip that the former “knows no more counterpoint than my cook.”

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1777 | Paris

Second Opinion

Christoph Willibald Gluck indulges his critics.More

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