Sullivan: Incidental Music / Lawler, Penny, RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Release Date: 7/9/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8555181
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Performer: Emmanuel Lawler
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 63 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir Arthur Sullivan achieved worldwide fame as the composer who joined librettist W.S. Gilbert to create the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. However, his success with these ‘Savoy Operas’ has overshadowed his other works, including a considerable amount of music for the theatre that was wildly successful in its day. Sullivan’s 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.

Works on This Recording
1. The Merchant of Venice: Masquerade by Arthur Sullivan
Performer: Emmanuel Lawler (Tenor)
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Written: 1971 ;
2. Henry VIII by Arthur Sullivan
Performer: Emmanuel Lawler (Tenor)
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; England
3. The Sapphire Necklace (The False Heiress): Overture (arr. R. Spencer after C. Godfrey Jr.'s military band arrangement) by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Written: 1867 ;
4. Overture in C, "In Memoriam" by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor: Andrew Penny
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Written: 1866 ;
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