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Don Quixote

Don Quixote.
1. Cervantes's novel, pubd. in 2 parts (1605, 1615), has been the inspiration of many mus. works. Operas on the subject have been comp. by Förtsch, Conti, Boismortier, Paisiello, Piccinni, Salieri, Hubaček, Garcìa, Mendelssohn, Mercadante, Donizetti, Macfarren, Clay, Jaques-Dalcroze, Heuberger, and Falla. Incidental mus. to a play by D'Urfey was written by Purcell and Eccles, 1694–5.

2. Tone-poem, Op.35, by R. Strauss, comp. 1896–7, f.p. Cologne 1898. Introduction, theme and 10 variations, and finale, with solo parts for vc. and va. Sub-titled Fantastische Variationen über ein Thema ritterlichen Charakters (Fantastic Variations on a theme of knightly character).

3. Ballets on the subject are also numerous, including Petipa's of 1869 with mus. by Minkus. More recent ballet mus. has been composed by Petrassi (1947), Ibert (1950), and Gerhard (1940–1, 1947–9, SW, choreog. N. de Valois 1950).

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Quixote, Don

Quixote, Don the hero of a romance (1605–15) by Cervantes, a satirical account of chivalric beliefs and conduct. The character of Don Quixote, the poor gentlemen devoted to the ideal of chivalry, who christens his peasant lady-love Dulcinea, and seeks adventures wearing rusty armour and riding his old horse Rosinante, is typified by a romantic vision and naive, unworldly idealism.

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Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote de la Mancha: see Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de.

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