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Sir Arthur Sullivan: The Beauty Stone ()

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composed by Arthur Sullivan

Of all of Arthur Sullivan's operas, The Beauty Stone (1898) is the most obscure, not only because it was a failure after a run of 50 performances at the Savoy Theatre, but because it was regarded as unusual for being a serious romantic music drama, rather unlike the successful comedies Sullivan had written with W.S. Gilbert. Setting an overly long and dialogue-heavy book by Arthur Wing Pinero and Joseph William Domyns Carr, Sullivan composed a lyrical and sentimental score that flows with lovely melodies and warm ...

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Sir Arthur Sullivan: The Beauty Stone
2013, Chandos

UPC: 095115179420


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