Arthur Sullivan & George Grove

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Ian Bradley explores the very close friendship between Sullivan and George Grove, the Victorian polymath who was a civil engineer, Biblical scholar and founder editor of the Musical Dictionary which still bears his name.

As organiser of the Crystal Palace concerts, Grove gave Sullivan his first real break as a composer, the two men travelled together frequently on the Continent and collaborated on the oratorio, The Light of the World. Using hitherto unpublished letters and diary entries, Ian Bradley charts their friendship and assesses the influence they had on one another.