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Sāvitrilocked

  • Michael Kennedy

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Chamber opera in one act by Gustav Holst to his own libretto adapted from an incident in the Mahābharata; London, London School of Opera, 5 December 1916.

Holst became interested in Hindu literature and philosophy towards the end of the 1890s. What appealed to him, according to his daughter and biographer Imogen, was that ‘here was a rational religion’. He was enthralled by the ...

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