ABOUT THE RECORDED MATERIAL :-
Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). The two men collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896.
Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895 – 1967) was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works. The musical ensembles with which he was associated included the Ballets Russes, the Huddersfield Choral Society, the Royal Choral Society, the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and the London Philharmonic, Hallé, Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. Sargent was held in high esteem by choirs and instrumental soloists.
ABOUT THE ITEM:-
This is a 1959 recording on His Master's Voice (see photo two), illustrated by an unknown cover-artist. The cover is in very good condition-plus, and, despite some scuffing around the edges, has survived the ravages of time comparitively well. There is only a slight, 1cm tear, on the bottom-right hand corner, no other rips or tears.
Side One :-
1) Overture to "The Mikado" 2) Overture to "The Gondoliers" 3) Overture to "The Yeomen of the Guard".
Side Two :-
1) Overture to "The Pirates of Penzance" 2) Overture to "HMS Pinafore" 3) Overture to "Iolanthe".
Records graded visually to RRPG grades (record/sleeve) VG+/VG+.