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.


    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.”


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

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