Christoph Willibald Gluck composed for operas in such a way that served the story and related the poetic quality of music. He possessed a gift for creating unity between the art forms that comprise a ballet or opera. This bibliography and guide ties together the different writings on this artist, providing faster access to the information on his life and work.

chapter I|17 pages

The Compositions

chapter II|9 pages

General Background for the Study of Gluck

Primary Sources Dealing with the Reforms in Opera, Ballet, Acting, Singing, and Stage Design

chapter III|10 pages

Sources and Resources for Gluck Research

chapter IV|13 pages

Biographical Studies and Dictionary Entries

chapter V|43 pages

General Studies in the Music

chapter VII|13 pages

Gluck's Collaborators in the Theater