This is an incomplete list of music based on the works of Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, novelist, short story writer and wit, whose works have been the basis of a considerable number of musical works by noted composers. In classical genres, these include operas, ballets, incidental music, symphonic poems, orchestral suites and single pieces, cantatas, and songs and song cycles. Of more recent times, some have been the subject of musicals and film scores. Some are direct settings of Wilde's words or libretti based on them, and some are wordless settings inspired by his writings.
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... Composer Title Genre Date Notes Pierre Capdevielle Deux Apologues d'Oscar Wilde (Two Moral Stories of Oscar Wilde) recitation for voice and orchestra 1930-32 Francis George Scott Idyll song unpublished ...
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