To mark the anniversary of Arthur Sullivan we also have a touching story, first published here in 1999. He was born in London on 13 May 1842, and rose to eminence through his partnership with the playwright William Schwenk Gilbert. Their success became legendary, although Sullivan wrote much else, and no doubt found its neglect extraordinary. Sullivan died in London on 22 November 1900.
A selection of M&V articles about Arthur Sullivan
CD Spotlight. Refreshingly Different - Ottawa's Stairwell Carollers, heard by Keith Bramich. '... clean ensemble singing.'
Ensemble. Refreshingly Inventive - A recital by Soraya Mafi and Ian Tindale captivates Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Welcome Rarities - James Sohre enjoyed his visit to Wexford Festival Opera
Great Energy - Timothy Byram-Wigfield plays the organ at Derby Cathedral and impresses Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A Riotous Production - Mark Anthony Turnage's 'Anna Nicole', reviewed by Robert Hugill
Ensemble. Much to Enjoy - Johannes Goritzki and Julian Jacobson at London's Royal College of Music, heard by Robert Anderson
Ensemble. Admirable Precision - Maria Nockin reviews Arizona Opera's 'The Pirates of Penzance'
Highly Articulate - American dramatic soprano Christine Brewer talks to Robert Hugill
Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival
Ensemble. Compact and Imaginative - Judith Bingham's 'Shakespeare Requiem' receives its first performance, heard by Patric Standford
DVD Spotlight. Enchanting Mockery - Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado', reviewed by Robert Anderson. 'Chorus and orchestra under Andrew Greene rollick their way through ...'
Ensemble. Musical banquet - Malcolm Miller at Grange Park Opera's sixth season
Reminiscent retrospectives - Geographical Gilbert and Surreal Sullivan, with Jennifer Paull
Record box - Church music by gaslight. Sullivan's church offerings, by Basil Ramsey