Michael Stern / Kansas City Symphony
Arthur Sullivan was an English composer popular for his operas/collaborative works and theater-related music. The Tempest, Op. 1, a set of movements for Shakespeare's play, was Sullivan's first published music, as well as his graduation piece in conservatory. Along with these pieces, Stern also conducts the incidental music to the same play by the incredible Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius. I am not familiar with much of this composer's music, but his final three pieces included in this CD are worth all of the classical music in the world put together (possibly). Imaginative and rich, I cannot think of anything more brilliant.
A biggg thank you to Andrew (check out his awesome classical mixes) for sharing this with me. Enjoy!