By Benedict Taylor
Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) used to be Victorian Britain’s such a lot celebrated and renowned composer, whose tune 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 acceptance is mainly established were always belittled or missed by way of the British musicological institution, whereas his severe works have until eventually 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 track of this such a lot impressive nineteenth-century British composer, combining shut analytical recognition to his song with severe attention of the broader aesthetic and social context to his paintings. concentrating on key items in all of the significant genres during which Sullivan composed, it contains debts of his most vital critical works – the track to The Tempest, the ‘Irish’ Symphony, The Golden Legend, Ivanhoe – along precise 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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Arthur Sullivan: A Musical Reappraisal (Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain) by Benedict Taylor