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This book brings together a variety of eighteenth century sources--principally letters to and from Gluck--to construct a portrait of one of the most interesting musicians of that century. Celebrated today for his historical significance, as the composer who did most to effect the transition from baroque to classical opera, Gluck in his lifetime was both a controversial and a colorful figure. Besides the letters, the book includes a wealth of factual documents and informal anecdotes, not easily accessible in the original German, French and Italian languages. Everything has been arranged and translated to provide readers with a lively, continuous narrative.
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Book Description Clarendon Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110198163851
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0198163851
Book Description Clarendon Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0198163851
Book Description Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 288 pages. 9.75x6.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0198163851