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A British Wave With Sullivan, Britten, And Elgar

Arthur Sullivan, age 18
Sir Arthur Sullivan Society
Sullivan Society
Arthur Sullivan, age 18

This program of all British music features works by Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar and an 18-year-old Arthur Sullivan, who later went on to fame as the Sullivan in Gilbert and Sullivan. Pinchas Zukerman, whom we featured recently on viola, returns as the soloist in Elgar's thrilling Violin Concerto.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.


Michael Stern, conductor
Dan Margolies


Incidental Music from The Tempest
by Arthur Sullivan
Reference Recordings, 2008

Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia
by Benjamin Britten
Reference Recordings, 2009

Violin Concerto
by Edward Elgar
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Live performance, January 2013

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Dan Margolies has been a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal, The Kansas City Star, and KCUR Public Radio. He retired as a reporter in December 2022 after a 37-year journalism career.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at