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Gilbert & Sullivan: Operettas / Sargent, Pro Arte Orchestra

Sargent,Malcolm
Release Date: 07/10/2015 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 550572  
Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Monica SinclairMarjorie ThomasGeorge BakerJohn [baritone (50s)] Cameron,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm SargentSir Vivian DunnSir Charles GrovesSir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte OrchestraGlyndebourne Festival ChorusCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 16 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To be sung to the tune of Major General Stanley’s “I am the very model of a modern Major General” from The Pirates of Penzance.

This G and S reissue is identical to EMI’s,
The works are all the same, the box as well is still the prior size;
Sir Malcolm’s leadership yet represents a peak of podium art,

Despite the fact that tempos aren’t as quick as those for D’Oyly Carte;
The virtue as I see it means the words retain their clarity,
Compared with other versions where we take their sense on charity,
It makes a major difference in Mikado’s comic interplay;
Especially as Katisha and Ko-Ko fix their wedding day.

Chorus: Especially as Katisha and Ko-Ko fix
Read more their wedding day, etc.

The incidental works and overtures are good to have on hand,
The members of the orchestra comprise a lively theater band,
In short in case you’re wondering the cast and chorus know their stuff.
It seems for fans of Sullivan this box will bring them joy enough!
Chorus: In short in case you’re wondering….etc.
You get The Gondoliers, The Yeomen of the Guard and Ruddigore,
There’s Patience, Iolanthe, Trial by Jury, also Pinafore,
The Pirates of Penzance appears, the Overture di ballo too,
But not those rarities like Princess Ida, Cox and Box, The Zoo.
With singers Richard Lewis, Geraint Evans, Owen Brannigan,
These characters are tough to beat and that’s just speaking of the men,
The ladies too are excellent with Elsie Morison in front;
But Monica Sinclair is great, not counting others in the hunt.
Chorus: But Monica Sinclair is great…etc.
The price is fair for sixteen discs, the booklet decent for the fee,
Oh yes, and let us not forget this welcome “Irish” Symphony,
In short in case you’re wondering the cast and chorus know their stuff.
It seems for fans of Sullivan this box will bring them joy enough!
Chorus: In short in case you’re wondering….etc.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
HMS Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Monica Sinclair (Alto), Marjorie Thomas (Alto), George Baker (Baritone),
John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone), Elsie Morison (Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor),
James Milligan (Bass Baritone), Owen Brannigan (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Studio 1, EMI Abbey Raod Studios, London 
Length: 77 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Mikado by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Marjorie Thomas (Alto), John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone), Ian Wallace (Bass),
Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone), Richard Lewis (Tenor), Owen Brannigan (Bass),
Monica Sinclair (Alto), Jeanette Sinclair (Soprano), Elsie Morison (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Length: 90 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone), Owen Brannigan (Bass), James Milligan (Bass Baritone),
George Baker (Baritone), Monica Sinclair (Alto), Heather Harper (Soprano),
Marjorie Thomas (Alto), Elsie Morison (Soprano), Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; England 
Date of Recording: 1959-60 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 88 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Trial by Jury by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Owen Brannigan (Bass), Bernard Turgeon (Baritone), John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone),
Richard Lewis (Tenor), Elsie Morison (Soprano), George Baker (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; England 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 33 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Ruddigore by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor), Harold Blackburn (Bass), Owen Brannigan (Bass),
George Baker (Baritone), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Joseph Rouleau (Bass),
Monica Sinclair (Alto), Pamela Bowden (Alto), Elsie Morison (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 83 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Yeomen of the Guard by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Denis Dowling (Baritone), Richard Lewis (Tenor), Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone),
John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone), Owen Brannigan (Bass), Alexander Young (Tenor),
John Carol Case (Baritone), Monica Sinclair (Alto), Marjorie Thomas (Alto),
Elsie Morison (Soprano), Doreen Hume (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; England 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 93 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Gondoliers by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor), Elsie Morison (Soprano), Edna Graham (Soprano),
Monica Sinclair (Alto), Alexander Young (Tenor), James Milligan (Bass Baritone),
Marjorie Thomas (Alto), Stella Hitchens (Soprano), Lavinia Renton (Soprano),
Helen Watts (Alto), Sir Geraint Evans (Baritone), John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone),
Owen Brannigan (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; England 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 95 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Patience by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Monica Sinclair (Alto), Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), George Baker (Baritone),
Alexander Young (Tenor), Trevor Anthony (Bass), John Shaw (Baritone),
Elsie Morison (Soprano), Marjorie Thomas (Alto), Heather Harper (Soprano),
John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; England 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 77 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Iolanthe by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Elsie Morison (Soprano), April Cantelo (Soprano), Heather Harper (Soprano),
Alexander Young (Tenor), George Baker (Baritone), Ian Wallace (Bass),
Owen Brannigan (Bass), Marjorie Thomas (Alto), Monica Sinclair (Alto),
John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 95 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Sorcerer: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877/1884; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11.
Cox and Box: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
12.
Princess Ida: Overture by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; England 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
13.
Overture in C major "In Memoriam" by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; England 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
Symphony in E major "Irish" by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; England 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England 
Length: 35 Minutes 45 Secs. 
15.
Overture di ballo by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1870 rev 1889 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 54 Secs. 
16.
The Tempest by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 25 Minutes 49 Secs. 
17.
Merchant of Venice: Suite by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Sir Vivian Dunn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; England 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 14 Minutes 4 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Cello in D major by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; England 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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