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Gluck, Christoph Willibald von Glucknoun
German composer of more than 100 operas (1714-1787)
To flow or cause to flow in a noisy series of spurts, as when liquid is emptied through the narrow neck of a bottle.
Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck (German: [ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈvɪlɪbalt ˈɡlʊk]; 2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. Born in the Upper Palatinate and raised in Bohemia, both part of the Holy Roman Empire, he gained prominence at the Habsburg court at Vienna. There he brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices for which many intellectuals had been campaigning. With a series of radical new works in the 1760s, among them Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste, he broke the stranglehold that Metastasian opera seria had enjoyed for much of the century. Gluck introduced more drama by using orchestral recitative and cutting the usually long da capo aria. His later operas have half the length of a typical baroque opera. Future composers like Mozart, Schubert, Berlioz and Wagner revered Gluck very highly. The strong influence of French opera encouraged Gluck to move to Paris in November 1773. Fusing the traditions of Italian opera and the French (with rich chorus) into a unique synthesis, Gluck wrote eight operas for the Parisian stage. Iphigénie en Tauride (1779) was a great success and is generally acknowledged to be his finest work. Though he was extremely popular and widely credited with bringing about a revolution in French opera, Gluck's mastery of the Parisian operatic scene was never absolute, and after the poor reception of his Echo et Narcisse (1779), he left Paris in disgust and returned to Vienna to live out the remainder of his life.
Gluck was a British painter.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gluck is ranked #7778 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Gluck surname appeared 4,267 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gluck.
95.7% or 4,085 total occurrences were White.
2.3% or 102 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 23 total occurrences were Asian.
0.2% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
0.1% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of Gluck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Gluck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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