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Saul og David

David Fanning

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in four acts by carl Nielsen to a libretto by Einar Christiansen; Copenhagen, Royal Theatre, 28 November 1902.

Nielsen made preliminary studies for an opera on the Old Testament story of Saul and David in 1896, and he approached Einar Christiansen with his ideas in 1898. Christiansen, a playwright, newspaper editor and from 1899 to 1909 director of the Royal Theatre, drew his libretto mainly from 1 Samuel xiii–xxxi (the final scene also incorporates

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