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Arthur Sullivan (Sullivan Arthur)

( English composer, author of well-known operettas, written in collaboration with librettist William Gilbert.)

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(1842-1900)
Large and diverse heritage Sullivan also includes more than 250 choruses, ballads, ballads, oratorios, cantatas, instrumental pieces, as well as a symphony and one great opera.
Arthur Seymour Sullivan was born in London on May 13, 1842. His exceptional musical talent manifested itself in early childhood. At 8 years, he composed a ballad, at 12 began singing in the choir boys of the Royal Chapel, 14 received a scholarship contest by Mendelssohn, which allowed him to complete his musical education in Leipzig. In 1861 was published his first major work - the music to Shakespeare's Tempest. In 1867 he composed his first operetta - Smuggler (The Contrabandista). Two years later came his first oratorio - Prodigal Son (The Prodigal Son). In 1871, Sullivan added to the long list of their opuses two essays, provide the author the immortality. He wrote the music for the hymn Forward Militia of Christ (Onward, Christian Soldiers), who loved to sing and millions of people around the world. Then, starting to work with gifted satirist and playwright Gilbert (1836-1911), he created a furore in the English speaking world of comic opera Thespis (Thespis), the first of the 14 operettas of these sponsors. Second of their work, the jury (Trial by Jury, 1875) was delivered with the help of a brilliant impresario P. D'Oyli Map, Sullivan became a close friend and partner of the composer and librettist throughout their follow-up. In 1881 it built a special theater impresario 'Savoy' for the production of works of Gilbert and Sullivan (hence the name - 'Savoy Opera').

Sullivan was the melodic inventiveness is inexhaustible. His music has been brilliant in every English home, his name is respected and in the circle of the royal family, where the composer was a welcome guest, and among the London street bagpipe. His songs - such as lost harmony - singing everywhere. In 1883 Queen Victoria erected in Sullivan knighted. He has conducted at festivals, including the performance of their large choral compositions - The Prodigal Son, Light of the World (The Light of the World), The Martyr of Antioch (The Martyr of Antioch), The Golden Legend (The Golden Legend). Some argue that the essay Sullivan - operetta The Mikado (The Mikado, 1885), others believe unrivaled yeoman-trooper (The Yeomen of the Guard, 1888). The only grand opera composer - Ivanhoe was delivered in 1891 and stood 155 views. This operetta helped unfading glory Sullivan, his 'serious' music is largely forgotten. Sullivan died in London on 22 November 1900.


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