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Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck (German: 2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) 

Christoph Willibald Gluck was a German composer who is best known for his operas and ballets. He was born in 1714 and studied music at an early age. Gluck's music was influential in the development of classical opera and is considered a pioneer in the genre.

One of Gluck's most famous works is his opera "Orfeo ed Euridice," which tells the story of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. This opera is notable for its use of simple melodies and emotional depth, and it has been widely performed and adapted over the years. Gluck also composed several other notable operas, including "Alceste," "Iphigénie en Tauride," and "Paride ed Elena."

In addition to his work in opera, Gluck also composed several ballets, including "Don Juan" and "Orfeo e Euridice." His music was highly influential on other composers, and his works continue to be performed and appreciated by classical music enthusiasts today. Gluck's contributions to the world of classical music are undeniable, and his impact on the genre will be remembered for generations to come.