Gluck

1251 T-1. Discovered 1971 Mar. 25 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named of the German composer Ritter Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787). After studying in Prague and Milan he traveled to London to meet Handel {see planet (3826)}. He also worked with the traveling opera companies of Mingotti and Locatelli. In 1752 Gluck became conductor in Sachsen-Hildburghausen and in Vienna. He composed 17 symphonies and 107 operas, including the three Italian reform operas Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste and Paride ed Elena. (M 30802)

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