Dance of the Furies by Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck

Christoph Willibald Gluck


Title: Dance of the Furies
Date: 1776
Composer: Christoph Wilibald Ritter von Gluck
Movement: Classical
1714 – 1767

Christoph Wilibald Ritter von Gluck was a composer of Italian and French opera during the early classical era. With a series of radical works, including Orfeo ed Euridice, he broke into the stranglehold of Metastasian opera serie. By using simpler recitative and cutting the long da capo aria he introduced more drama to opera. Typically his operas have half the length of the traditional baroque operas of the time.