Arthur Seymour Sullivan

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Arthur Seymour Sullivan (Sir)
Birth and death
1842 - 1900
Profession details
Composer, Conductor
Related place
Alistair Grant
Arthur Sullivan

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Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) Composer and Conductor. The partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan began in 1871 when the manager of the Gaiety Theatre asked Sullivan to compose music for a Christmas piece by Gilbert called 'Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old'. The different temperaments of composer and librettist sparked a successful creative partnership that lasted for over a quarter of a century.

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