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Andrew Lamb

three collections of romances, some drawing-room operettas published during the 1870s (apparently written for private performance) and, above all, by the unassuming Les noces de Jeannette , among the most delightful of one-act opéras comiques and his only work to retain its popularity. Works ( selective list ) Stage first performed in Paris unless otherwise stated; for full list see GroveO Opera La favorita e la schiava, c 1845 La mule de Pedro, 1863 Paul et Virgine, 1876

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Orly Leah Krasner

eschewed, did notably better. At the end of his career, when younger composers eclipsed his reputation, de Koven composed two operas on libretti by Percy MacKaye, The Canterbury Pilgrims and Rip Van Winkle . Having seldom accommodated what he perceived of as a deterioration of musical taste, this autumnal metamorphosis reflects the composer’s search for an audience more closely attuned to his ideal. Works ( selective list ) all stage works, most MSS in US-Wc and WM The Canterbury Pilgrims (4, grand op, P. MacKaye, after G. Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

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Philip L. Scowcroft

pseudonyms Paul Aubry, Robert Harrington, H.S. Iseledon, Georges Latour and Ch.G. Mustal. His work is discussed in P.L. Scowcroft: British Light Music: a Personal Gallery of Twentieth Century Composers (London, 1997 ). Works ( selective list ) unless otherwise stated, all theatres in London all works published under the name of Clutsam Stage The Queen's Jester (op), 1904 A Summer Night (op, 1, Clutsam), His Majesty's, 23 July 1910 [after story from the Heptameron ] After a Thousand Years (op, 1), Tivoli, 1912 König Harlekin (music masque, 4, R. Lothar), Berlin

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Robert Stevenson

creación de una academia de música , designed to stir support for a national academy of music. He also published Petición de subvención para el teatro lírico nacional (Madrid, 1881 ) in support of opera and Dictamen proponiendo la creación de una sección música en las academias provinciales de bellas artes (Madrid, ? 1884 ). Works Stage zarzuelas etc.; all first performed in Madrid; printed works are vocal scores published in Madrid Palo de ciego (1, J. Peral), 15 Feb 1849 (1851) Colegiales y soldados (2, M. Pina and F. Lumbreras), Instituto, 21 March

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St Louis, Municipal Opera, 2 June 1969 A Grand Night for Singing (Rodgers), Criterion Center, 17 Nov 1993 State Fair (Rodgers), Music Box, 27 March 1996 [rev. of film] Films those not already mentioned above High, Wide and Handsome (J. Kern), 1937 [incl. The Folks who Live on the Hill] The Great Waltz (J. Strauss jr), 1938 Lady Be Good! (Kern), 1941 [The Last Time I Saw Paris] State Fair (R. Rodgers), 1945, 1962 [incl. It might as well be spring, It’s a grand night for singing, That’s for me] Centennial Summer (Kern), 1946 [incl. All Through the Day]

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remained one of the most performed of all zarzuelas, along with La montería ( 1922 ), El huésped del sevillano ( 1926 ) and La rosa del azafrán ( 1930 ). He later composed music for films and revues; his stage works number about 200 in all. His broad, rich melodies have kept him to the fore among 20th-century zarzuela composers. Guerrero also organized travelling zarzuela companies to perform in Spain and abroad, and he was at one time president of the Sociedad General de Autores de España. Works ( selective list ) all zarzuelas; for more detailed list see

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Patrick O’Connor

on a career as a lyricist. Their first experiment with a stage work was The Likes of Us , based on the life of Dr Barnado, but Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , first performed by the pupils of Colet Court School ( 1 March 1968 ), eventually was taken up all over the world. Their operas Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita were first performed in concert and recorded before being staged ( 1971 and 1978 respectively); another collaboration, Cricket ( 1986 ), has only been given privately. With Stephen Oliver he wrote Blondel , which was the first

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Robert Stevenson

first of four string quartets, a unique venture for a zarzuela composer and one symptomatic of his loftier musical aims. Works ( selective list ) MSS in E-Mn Stage all first performed in Madrid; unless otherwise stated, works with named librettists published in vocal score in Madrid in year of first performance; for full list see GroveO Operas Las naves de Cortés (1, A. Arnao), Real, 19 April 1874, unpubd La hija de Jefté (1, Arnao), Real, 11 May 1876, unpubd Roger de Flor (3, M. Capdepón), Real

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. He was educated at the RAM, where he won the Henry Smart and Macfarren scholarships and other awards. He first made a name with popular ballads composed for his wife, the soprano Clara Butterworth ( 1888–1997 ), who also starred in the work to which his fame was due above all, the light opera The Rebel Maid ( 1921 ). For the centenary of the RAM in 1922 he composed The Song of Rosamund and he was for many years professor of harmony and composition there. He composed many works for orchestra, but only the lighter pieces, which showed off his talents to greater

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Robert Stevenson

Spanish composer . After studying with his father and later at the Madrid Conservatory with Pedro Albéniz, he spent the years 1842–8 in Paris, where he was a composition pupil of Carafa at the Conservatoire. Through Auber’s influence, he was in 1847 appointed a chorus master at the Opéra-Comique, but the next year he was driven back to Madrid by the Revolution of 1848 . Although betraying French influences, his first zarzuela, the one-act El campamento ( 8 May 1851 ), dedicated to the Duke of Osuna, who had subsidized his Parisian studies, won immediate and lasting

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as conductor of a ballet company, but in 1848 returned to Madrid as director of the Teatro Español, where his first zarzuela, La mensajera , had its première in December 1849 . This began a series of successes for Gaztambide as a conductor of opera and zarzuela companies in Madrid. For several seasons he conducted operas at the Teatro Real, and he directed the first performance in Spanish of Meyerbeer’s Le prophète . In 1862 he was appointed director of the concert society at the Madrid Conservatory, which was later, under Francisco Barbieri, to become the Madrid

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Andrew Lamb

although San Toy ( 1899 ) almost did so in London. Belonging to the older comic-opera school, Jones resented the extraneous interpolations that were increasingly a feature of London musical productions of the time and struck out on his own. The musical comedy The Medal and the Maid ( 1903 ) and the comic opera My Lady Molly ( 1902 ) were agreeably free from such interpolations but achieved less success. The latter especially showed Jones’s substantial abilities in the light-opera tradition of Sullivan, German and Liza Lehmann, and Jones was sufficiently fond of

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Offenbach and termed several of his operettas opéras comiques . His greatest popular triumph, La fille de Madame Angot , has remained a classic among operettas, and demonstrates Lecocq’s abundant flow of pleasing melodies, his deft exploitation of rhythm for a lively theatrical effect, impressive building up of extended numbers, and typically French shaping of phrases. Works all printed works published in Paris Stage operettas, first performed in Paris, and published there in vocal score, unless otherwise stated ob opéra bouffe optte opérette Le Docteur Miracle (oc

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Geoffrey Self

Norton, ( George ) Frederic(k) ( b Salford , Oct 11, 1869 ; d Holford, Somerset , Dec 15, 1946 ). English composer and baritone . He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, studied singing with Francesco Paolo Tosti and, in 1894 , joined the Carl Rosa Opera Company, taking such roles as Valentin ( Faust ) and Devilshoof ( The Bohemian Girl ). By the early 1900s he had progressed to reciting monologues on the variety stage and had also written some light songs and stage works. His childrens' play Pinkie and the Fairies made some mark at

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Alfred Loewenberg

revised by Andrew Lamb

almost certainly Genée wrote the lyrics, as usual. Genée also wrote many partsongs, among which one for male voices, Italienischer Salat , is most amusing in its satire on the older style of Italian operas, being sung to nonsense words. His brother Rudolf ( b Berlin, 12 Dec 1824 ; d Berlin, 19 Jan 1914 ) also wrote some librettos. Works ( selective list ) all stage works, in order of first performance; for more detailed list and for list of librettos see GroveO Polyphem [Ein Abenteuer auf Martinique] (komische Oper), 1856 Der

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Ronald Byrnside and Andrew Lamb

films, 1935 [incl. I won’t dance (Hammerstein and D. Fields), Lovely to Look At (Fields)], 1952 Three Sisters (3, Hammerstein), London, Drury Lane, 9 April 1934 Gentlemen Unafraid (3, Hammerstein and Harbach, after E. Boykin), St Louis, Municipal Opera, 3 June 1938 Very Warm for May (2, Hammerstein), Alvin, 17 Nov 1939 [incl. All the Things You Are] Other works Films I Dream too much (D. Fields), 1935 Swing Time (Fields), 1936 [incl. The Way You Look Tonight, A Fine Romance, Pick yourself up] High, Wide and Handsome (Hammerstein), 1937 [incl. The Folks who

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Guy Bourligueux

Subiza ( 1870 ), which had 300 performances in one year. The jota he wrote for Lombía’s play El sitio de Zaragoza has remained a popular favourite. After 1867 he conducted Italian opera in Madrid, in 1870 becoming director of the Teatro Real, where he died suddenly during a rehearsal of Mignon . Works complete list of stage works in Peña y Goñi 88 zars, all first performed in Madrid, incl. La venta del puerto, o Juanillo el contrabandista (1, M. Fernández), Príncipe, 16 Jan 1847 La pradera del Canal (1, Azcona), Cruz, 1847, collab. S

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Paul Christiansen

1952 L'aventurier de Séville; Je n'aime que toi; Sérénade au Texas Bibliography GänzlEMT F. Lopez : Flamenco: la gloire et les larmes (Paris, 1987) [autobiography] Obituary, Variety (23 Jan 1995) ‘Lopez, Francis – in Memoriam’, Opera News , 59/17 (1995), 58 only

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Andrew Lamb

mit Emmerich Kálmán (Bayreuth, 1966) A. Lamb : ‘Emmerich Kálmán – a Centenary Tribute’, Opera , 33 (1982), 1009–15 R. Traubner : Operetta: a Theatrical History (New York, 1983) V. Klotz : ‘Nach-Kakanische Operette um ’33 und ’38 am Beispiel von Emmerich Kálmán und Ralf Benatzky’, Österreichische Musiker im Exil: Vienna 1988 , 66–72 V. Klotz : Operette: Porträt und Handbuch einer unerhörten Kunst (Munich, 1991) See also from The New Grove Dictionary of Opera : Emmerich Kálmán ; Csárdásfürstin, Die ; Gräfin Mariza ; and Zirkusprinzessin, Die

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Geoffrey Block

7 for the Ponytails on the American charts in 1962 . Works ( selective list ) Stage unless otherwise stated, all are musicals and dates are those of first New York performance; where different, writers shown as (lyricist; book author) Bye Bye Birdie (L. Adams; M. Stewart), orchd R. Ginzler, Martin Beck, 14 April 1960 [incl. Kids, A Lot of Livin' to Do, One Boy, Put on a happy face, Rosie]; film, 1963 All American (Adams; M. Brooks, after B.L. Taylor: Professor Fodorski ), orchd Ginzler, Winter Garden, 19 March 1962 [incl. Born Too Late