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Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Overture, The Mikado
Selection, H.M.S. Pinafore Overture, Cox and Box Selection, Princess Ida Overture , Patience
This programme gives a very fair idea of Sullivan's evolution as a composer of comic opera, from Cox and Box to The Emerald Isle. Cox and Box (1867), his first essay in this direction, sprang from a chance meeting with F. C. Burnand , the well-known Victorian humorist, who wanting to help some musical friends who ran an amateur theatrical company, asked him to collaborate-without a fee.
Sullivan's next collaboration with Burnand, The Contrabandista, was a failure. He found his ideal partner in Gilbert with Thespis (1871), but the first big Gilbert-and-Sullivan success was H.M.S. Pinafore (1878). Patience (1881), Princess Ida (1884). The Mikado (1885), and The Yeomen of the Guard (1888) all date from the hey-day of the partnership.
The Emerald Isle came when that wonderful partnership was over. The librettist was Basil Hood. Sullivan died in 1900, before the music was finished, and the score was completed by Edward German.


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Unknown: Princess Ida Overture
Unknown: F. C. Burnand
Unknown: Edward German.

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