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King Arthur in music

"King Arthur in Music is the first book to be devoted to the subject. The range of musical material is too wide for a single author to tackle satisfactorily, and the nine contributors to this volume are experts in the very different fields involved. The first essay, by Robert Shay, deals with the late seventeenth century semi-opera 'King Arthur', while the final essay by William Everitt looks at the appearances of Arthur on stage and screen and the scores that have accompanied these."
Print Book, English, 2002
D.S. Brewer, Cambridge, 2002
viii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780859917674, 0859917673
Dryden and Purcell's King Arthur : legend and politics on the Restoration stage / Robert Shay
Wagner : Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal / Derek Watson
Parry's Guenever : trauma and catharsis / Jeremy Dibble
King Arthur and the Wagner cult in Spain : Isaac Albéniz's opera Merlin / Walter A. Clark
Ernest Chausson's Le roi Arthus / Tony Hunt
Rutland Boughton's Arthurian cycle / Michael Hurd
An exotic Tristan in Boston : the first performance of Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie / Nigel Simeone
"Good lodging" : Harrison Birtwistle's reception of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Robert Adlington
King Arthur in popular musical theatre and film / William A. Everett
A listing of Arthurian music / Jerome V. Reel
Series numbering from jacket