By Benedict Taylor
Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) was once Victorian Britain’s so much celebrated and well known composer, whose song to at the present time reaches a much broader viewers than that of any of his contemporaries. but the comedian operas on which Sullivan’s popularity is mainly established were continually belittled or neglected by way of the British musicological institution, whereas his severe works have until eventually lately remained nearly unknown. The time is therefore lengthy late for scholarly re-engagement with Sullivan. the current e-book bargains a brand new appraisal of the song of this so much outstanding nineteenth-century British composer, combining shut analytical awareness to his song with severe attention of the broader aesthetic and social context to his paintings. targeting key items in all of the significant genres during which Sullivan composed, it contains bills of his most vital severe works – the song to The Tempest, the ‘Irish’ Symphony, The Golden Legend, Ivanhoe – along unique exam of the distinguished comedian operas created with W.S. Gilbert to provide 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