Author Flowers's Book
Sir Arthur Sullivan: His Life, Letters and Diaries
At the age of eight, Arthur Sullivan composed his first anthem,"By the Waters of Babylon." He so impressed his father that he was sent to a private school to encourage his musical talent. He went on to study at the Royal Academy and was sent to Leipzig on a scholarship. He discovered with George Grove the lost opera, "Rosamunde," of Schubert, one of his favorite composers. The largest part of the book concerns his work in light opera and his partn...