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" 'J'ai perdu mon Eurydice,
Rien n'egale mon malheur,'

Boyé a contemporary of Gluck, observed that precisely the same melody would accord equally well, if not better, with words conveying exactly the reverse, thus:

'J'ai trouve mon Eurydice,
Rien n'egale mon bonheur.'"

--Eduard Hanslick in On the Musically Beautiful stating his argument from disagreement invoking the celebrated lines from Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck

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Orfeo ed Euridice (French version: Orphée et Eurydice; English translation: Orpheus and Eurydice) is an opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus, set to a libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. It belongs to the genre of the azione teatrale, meaning an opera on a mythological subject with choruses and dancing.



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