Leslie Stuart

Composer of Florodora

By Andrew Lamb

© 2002 – Routledge

310 pages

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Hardback: 9780415937474
pub: 2002-08-02
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About the Book

Leslie Stuart (1864-1928) was a British songwriter best remembered as the composer of the hit show, Florodora. He began writing popular songs as a teenager, first for blackface and vaudeville performers, and eventually for more "legitimate" shows and revues. Florodora (1899), written in collaboration with London's most fashionable librettist, Owen Hall, was a musical-comedy sensation. Its combination of the traditional slow love ballads and waltzes with more rhythmic and long-lined numbers made it a worldwide success. He continued to compose through the first decade of the 20th century, laying the groundwork for the coming innovations in British and American musical theater.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIO004000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
MUS000000
MUSIC / General