ARTHUR SULLIVAN (1842-1900): Masquerade from “The Merchant of Venice”, Incidental Music to Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, Overture to The Sapphire Necklace, Overture in C “In Memoriam”.

Catalogue Number: 07X032

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.555181

Format: CD reissue

Price: $11.98

Description: Sullivan’s success with the ‘Savoy Operas’ has overshadowed his other works, including a considerable amount of music for the theatre that was wildly successful in its day. His suites of incidental music for Shakespeare are among his most attractive compositions, with Henry VIII becoming extremely popular. Charles Dickens was ‘perfectly enchanted’ by The Sapphire Necklace, and the Overture in C is both a memorial for Sullivan’s father and a celebration of Victorian Britain. RTÉ Concert Orchestra; Andrew Penny. Original 1992 Marco Polo release.


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