On June 24, 1842, Arthur Sullivan was born in South London. At an early age, Sullivan’s musicality was easily recognizable, which his father immensely supported, as he himself was a band conductor (Young 5). If it wasn’t for his father’s support and occupation, it’s possible that Sullivan’s introduction to music would not have occurred as early as it did. Arthur Sullivan was so “intensely interested in all that the band did” that he “learned to play every wind instrument” (Young 5). With his burgeoning interest in music, Sullivan continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music until 1858, only to later attend the Conservatory in Leipzig. Over various years, Sullivan fulfilled his passion for music by conducting, until his partnership with librettist W.S. Gilbert began in 1871. As their - now notable - working-relationship grew, Gilbert and Sullivan produced several projects together, including Ruddigore, Yeomen ...
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