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Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
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Sir Arthur Sullivan
This magnificent recording, sponsored by the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society, is the latest in a series of works by Sullivan to be conducted by John Andrews with the BBC Concert Orchestra and includes Ben McAteer singing the rôle of Jesus and Natalya Romaniw as Mary. Read John Andrew’s blog ‘Arthur Sullivan, the serious composer’ here and his interview with Katherine Cooper of Presto Music here.
“The Light of the World .Read More
Gilbert and Sullivan in Historical Recordings: a talk by Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music at the British Library Sound Archive. 10 September 2019 7.15-8.30pm. https://www.bl.uk/events/gilbert-sullivan-in-historical-recordings
Gilbert and Sullivan à la Carte: a musical miscellany performed by members of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company with piano accompaniment. 17 September 7-8.30pm.
A display of material from the D’Oyly Carte archives, now in the British Library, runs in the Treasures Gallery from 3 September.Read More
The Deutsche Johann Strauss-Gesellschaft and the Johann Strauss Society of Great Britain present Johann Strauss and England at the Königliches Kurhaus, Bad Reichenhall (Bavaria) on 14 September at 7.30. Works by Strauss and his sons plus the Overture di Ballo and selections from The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and The Gondoliers (including the Barataria-Marsch op.Read More
This two CD set includes a complete recording of Sullivan’s song cycle The Window as well as another 35 songs to texts by Shakespeare, Tennyson and others. The accompanying booklet gives a detailed analysis of the songs by David Owen Norris who accompanies Mary Bevan (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor) and Ashley Riches (bass-baritone) in this survey of Sullivan’s song output.Shop