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Rutland Boughton's
'The Queen of Cornwall' -
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ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a brave attempt ...'

Rutland Boughton: The Queen of Cornwall. © 2010 Dutton Epoch

Rutland Boughton received a fair number of letters from Bernard Shaw. The first (1912) could not have been more discouraging: 'I loathe your music. It isn't music. It is all skeleton in armor [a reference to the composer's setting of Longfellow's ballad], rangle jangle bangle, with nothing but old bones inside, and these not articulated.' Yet Shaw warmed considerably to his operatic efforts at Glastonbury (with piano accompaniment), considered his communism half-baked, but was still corresponding in 1949...

Copyright © 27 December 2010 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: RUTLAND BOUGHTON: THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL

RUTLAND BOUGHTON

CORNWALL

UNITED KINGDOM

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