Rutland Boughton and the Glastonbury Festivals


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The English composer Rutland Boughton (1878-1960) is remembered as the composer of The Immortal Hour, the opera which enjoyed the greatest number of consecutive performances the world has ever known. But his contribution to modern music goes beyond this famous piece. In 1914 he established his own Beyreuth at Glastonbury where, against all odds, he ran a series of increasingly ambitious festivals until, in 1927, he allowed his socialist principles to undermine everything he had achieved. His unconventional views on life and ...

Rutland Boughton and the Glastonbury Festivals 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198163169