Happy birthday, Christoph

In honor of the birthday of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), here is “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” from Orfeo ed Euridice.

3 Responses to Happy birthday, Christoph

  1. Lovely. —- Suzanne

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  2. Was studying the painting while listening. So much going on there (which didn’t seem so dance of the blessed spirits to my eye – heh).

    Jean Raoux, Orpheus and Eurydice. I had to turn to Wikipedia (yeah, I know) to read up on this.

    wikipedia.org/wiki/Orpheus_and_Eurydice

    All the great ancient myths seem to me to be, “Then the capricious deities messed with the humans.”

    The wiki article on O&E plot [spoilers!] says, “In any case, Orpheus died, but the Muses decided to save his head and keep it among the living people to sing forever, enchanting everyone with his lovely melodies and tones.”

    Um…

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  3. That is a sublime piece of music, it never ages or palls

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