By Benedict Taylor

ISBN-10: 1409469107

ISBN-13: 9781409469100

Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) used to be Victorian Britain’s such a lot celebrated and well known composer, whose song to at the present time reaches a much wider viewers than that of any of his contemporaries. but the comedian operas on which Sullivan’s attractiveness is mainly dependent were constantly belittled or overlooked by way of the British musicological institution, whereas his critical works have till lately remained nearly unknown. The time is therefore lengthy late for scholarly re-engagement with Sullivan. the current booklet bargains a brand new appraisal of the song of this so much amazing nineteenth-century British composer, combining shut analytical realization to his tune with severe attention of the broader aesthetic and social context to his paintings. concentrating on key items in all of the significant genres within which Sullivan composed, it comprises money owed of his most vital severe works – the song to The Tempest, the ‘Irish’ Symphony, The Golden Legend, Ivanhoe – along specified exam of the prestigious comedian operas created with W.S. Gilbert to give a balanced portrayal of Sullivan’s musical achievement.

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