Title: Dance of the Furies
Composer: Christoph Wilibald Ritter von Gluck
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.