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The Dance of the Normal Fairies: Sullivan’s Incidental Music for The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), whose name is linked almost as one word with that of the librettist W.S. Gilbert for their 14 comic operas created between 1871 and 1896, was, before that partnership, an accomplished composer of many other genres
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On This Day
22 November: Arthur Sullivan Died
On Friday 23 November 1900, The Times published the following obituary. “The death of Sir Arthur Sullivan, which we announce this morning with great regret, not only deprives England of the man who for many years has been her most
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Three Dances in One: Sullivan’s Overture di Ballo
The same year composer Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) met dramatist W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911), he wrote his Overture di Ballo, which, as one scholar suggested, might be better titled A Dance Overture. Before his famous collaboration with Gilbert, Sullivan was an up-and-coming
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