Arthur Sullivan : A Victorian Musician
Last updated: 17.12.19
Hardcover - 494 pages 2nd edition (December 1992), usually ships within 1-2 weeks.
Remembered primarily for his collaborations with William Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan was
considered the most prodigiously gifted English composer since Purcell. Yet his choral and
orchestral works, which he considered to be his real work, are forgotten; indeed, they
were not a success when originally performed. On closer inspection, Sullivan becomes an
enigma: his diaries contain many cryptic references to mistresses, whose identities he
strove to keep secret. Employing previously unavailable letters and diaries, Arthur Jacobs
here presents a biography of Sullivan that sheds new light on the persona and art of this
leading figure of Victorian music.
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