By Benedict Taylor
Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) used to be Victorian Britain’s such a lot celebrated and renowned composer, whose song to this present day reaches a much wider viewers than that of any of his contemporaries. but the comedian operas on which Sullivan’s popularity is mainly established were regularly belittled or neglected by way of the British musicological institution, whereas his critical works have till lately remained almost unknown. The time is hence lengthy past due for scholarly re-engagement with Sullivan. the current publication bargains a brand new appraisal of the tune of this such a lot extraordinary nineteenth-century British composer, combining shut analytical realization to his tune with serious attention of the broader aesthetic and social context to his paintings. targeting key items in the entire significant genres within which Sullivan composed, it comprises bills of his most crucial critical works – the tune to The Tempest, the ‘Irish’ Symphony, The Golden Legend, Ivanhoe – along precise exam of the distinguished comedian operas created with W.S. Gilbert to give a balanced portrayal of Sullivan’s musical achievement.
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Arthur Sullivan: A Musical Reappraisal (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) by Benedict Taylor