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Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)

Young Gluck was a singer in a church choir and thus decided to study music in Prague although his parents wanted him to work in the forest. Having to earn his own money he worked as a part-time musician and finished his studies in Milan where he wrote his first Italian style opera. Impressing the audience he was invited to London where he had ... See full bio »

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(age 73) in Vienna, Austria

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 2014/I The Way Out (Short) (music: "Iphigénie en Tauride (excerpt)") (post-production)
 2012 A Royal Affair (music: "Trio Sonata No. 6 in F Major: II. Allegro" - as Christoph Gluck)
 2009 The City of Your Final Destination (writer: "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice")
 2008 Disgrace (writer: "Ah! Taci Barbaro ... Come Potesti Oh Dio", "Di Questra Cetra in Seno (Il Parnaso Confuso)" - as Christoph Willibald von Gluck')
 2008 Slumdog Millionaire (writer: "Gluck: No.43 (AIR) (Orphée et Eurydice)")
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reunion (2008) ... (writer: "Orphée Et Euridice" - as Christoph Wilibald Gluck)
 2006 The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- John & Abigail Adams (2006) ... (writer: "O Malheureuse Iphigenie")
 2004 A Voice Out of the Cold: Vivica Genaux (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Che farò senza Euridice?")
 2004 Tristesse beau visage (Short) (music: "Orfeo ed Euridice") / (writer: "Orfeo ed Euridice")
 2004 The Nomi Song (Documentary) (as Christoph Willibald Glück, "Ach, ich habe sie Verloren")
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 1 Millennium Approaches (2003) ... (writer: "Complainte d'Eurydice" - as G.W. Gluck)
 2002 Maid in Manhattan (writer: "Dance Of The Blessed Spirits")
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Free and Clear (2002) ... (writer: "O Del Mio Dolce Ardor")
 2001 Human Nature (writer: "Orpheus & Eurydike" (1762) - as Christopher W. Gluck)
 2001 Heartbreakers (writer: "Melodie" (from "Orpheo") - as Christoph Gluck)
 2000 The Orphan Muses (writer: "O del mio dolce ardor")
 2000 Attraction (writer: "Paride ed Elena, opera in 5 acts, Wq. 39: O, del mio dolce ardor" - as Christoph Willibald Von Gluck)
 2000 Cement (writer: "O Del Mio Dolce Ardor")
 1999 Janice Beard (writer: "Concerto No 21 for Piano and Orchestra")
 1994 Beg! (writer: "O Del Mio Dolce Ardor")
 1988 Dangerous Liaisons (writer: "O Malheureuse Iphigénie !")
 1987 Mascara (writer: "Orfeo and Euridice")
 1976 L'innocente (music: "Che farò senza Euridice" - as Gluck)
 1974 The Night Porter ("Don Juan")
 1972 Elle cause plus, elle flingue (writer: "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice" (excerpt from "Orphée et Eurydice"))
 1960 Testament of Orpheus (writer: "Orphée et Eurydice")
 1954 Åsa-Nisse på hal is (music: "Säg flyg du lilla fågel" - uncredited)
 1938 Marie Antoinette (writer: "Orpheus and Euridice" (1762) - uncredited)
 1938 Magda (music: "Ach, ich habe sie verloren" (from the opera "Orfeo ed Euridice"))
 1937 Captain Blue Blood (Short) (music: "Menuet d'Orphée" - uncredited)
 1936 Sunset of Power (music: "Dance of the Furies" - uncredited)
 1935 The Throwback (writer: "Dance of the Furies")
 1933 Facing the Music (music: "Che farò senza Euridice?" - uncredited)
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