By Benedict Taylor
Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) was once Victorian Britain’s so much celebrated and renowned composer, whose tune to this present day reaches a much wider viewers than that of any of his contemporaries. but the comedian operas on which Sullivan’s recognition is mainly dependent were continually belittled or missed by means of the British musicological institution, whereas his critical works have until eventually lately remained almost unknown. The time is therefore lengthy late for scholarly re-engagement with Sullivan. the current publication bargains a brand new appraisal of the track of this such a lot awesome nineteenth-century British composer, combining shut analytical realization to his track 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 comprises debts of his most crucial critical works – the track to The Tempest, the ‘Irish’ Symphony, The Golden Legend, Ivanhoe – along certain exam of the distinguished comedian operas created with W.S. Gilbert to offer 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