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Arthur Sullivan (1842 – 1900)


English composer and conductor, best known as the composer of the Savoy operas, "The Lost Chord", and "Onward, Christian Soldiers".
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Arthur Sullivan
I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on record forever! ... I think it is the most wonderful thing that I have ever experienced, and I congratulate you with all my heart on this wonderful discovery.
Sullivan quotes
One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the coal to come bubbling up to the surface. One must go deep down, and work out every vein carefully.
Sullivan
After all we [have] each of us only eight notes to work upon.




Sullivan Arthur quotes
The theatre is not the place for the musician. When the curtain is up the music interrupts the actor, and when it is down the music interrupts the audience.
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