MUSIC. The Academy 1884 August 9 new series 26(640): 100, col. 3 [unsigned review]

Princess Ida. By W. S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan. (Chappell.) To give any account of Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's latest work is unnecessary. It was produced last January at the Savoy Theatre, and is still being played. In the vocal score before us we miss, of course, one of the charms of the piece namely, the composer's graceful and effective orchestration; but all can read Mr. Gilbert's funny words and enjoy Sir A. Sullivan's merry and melodious tunes.


transcribed by Helga J. Perry, 13 November 2000