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Le Roi Arthus: Ernest Chausson slaved over his opera Le Roi Arthus, based on the legend of King Arthur, for ten years. Donald Macleod examines the reasons why the project had such a protracted gestation, and what was occupying him along the way to its completion.

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Thu 7 Apr 2005 00:00

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