Record

LevelSub-series
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS860/1/1
Title'The Spanish Lady'
Extent7 items
Date1956-1994
DescriptionEdward Elgar worked on an opera called 'The Spanish Lady' based on 'The Devil is an Ass', a play by Ben Jonson satirising Jacobean society. Elgar died before finishing the opera, but with the consent of Elgar's daughter Carice, Percy Young arranged and orchestrated the sketches Elgar left behind to create a finished piece.

See also section MS860/5/2 containing correspondence regarding Young's work on 'The Spanish Lady', and performances of this piece.
Access StatusOpen

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