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Sullivan, Sir Arthur (Seymour )locked

  • Arthur Jacobs

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(b Lambeth, London, 13 May 1842; d London, 22 Nov 1900). English composer and conductor of mainly Irish descent. His maternal grandmother was Italian; suggestions of a partly Jewish descent are unsupported by evidence. Though he composed in a great variety of musical genres, his widest and most durable fame was won in operetta, especially in partnership with the dramatist and satirist W.S. Gilbert (...

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