Elgar, Edward

June 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

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There’s much more to Edward Elgar than graduation marches and the Enigma Variations. A composer of equally masterful symphonies, oratorios, chamber music, and concertos, he led a renaissance in 20th century England that firmly reestablished its musical identity. Don’t miss the last installment of the week when Bill features the “English Rose”, Jacqueline Du Pre in her legendary performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Playlist

Episode 1

Elgar: Serenade for Strings (excerpt + complete)
English Chamber Orchestra/ Menuhin
Ara 6563
4:05,12:47

Elgar: Wand of Youth (excerpts)
London Phil/ Boult
EMI 69207
11:30
Elgar: Chantant (excerpt)
Pettinger, p
Chandos 8438
:52
Elgar: “My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land”
Cambridge Singers/John Rutter
Collegium 505
4:16
Elgar: Salud d’amore
Kennedy, v.; Isserlis, vc.; Pettinger, p.
Chan 8380
3:04
Elgar:Froissart
BBC Symphony/ Davis
Warner Classics 4621992
14:49

Episode 2

Elgar: Imperial March (excerpt)
Royal Phil/ Menuhin
Virg 61430
2:07

Elgar: Caractacus (excerpt)
LSO/Hickox; WilsonJohnson
Chan 9156
5:42

Elgar: Sea Pictures (excerpt)
LSO/ Barbirolli; Baker, ms.
EMI 47329
5:00

Elgar: Enigma Variations
CSO/Solti
Lon 417719
9:41, 28:50

Episode 3

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius (excerpts)
LSO/Hickox; Davies, t
Chan 8641
16:06

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos. 2 & 1
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Menuhin
Virg 61430
3:46, 5:47

Elgar: Cockaigne Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Barbirolli
EMI 724356632325
14:32

Elgar: In the South OvertureAlassio (excerpts)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ Solti
Decca 443856
1:42, 1:30

Elgar:Smyrna
Golub, p.
Ara 6664
4:33

Episode 4

Elgar: Prelude/“The Sun Goeth Down.”fr.The Kingdom
LPO/Boult, Y. Mynton
EMI 64209
01:13, 11:03

Elgar: Symphony No.1, I
LPO/Solti
Lon 443856
17:42
Elgar: Violin Concerto, I
LPO/Boult, Menuhin
BBC Legends 4170
17:37
Elgar: Elegy for Strings(excerpt)
ECO/Menuhin
Ara 6563
2:38

Episode 5

Elgar: Symphony No. 2, II
Royal Phil/ Menuhin
Virgin 61430
14:10

Elgar: Falstaff (excerpt)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Davis
Warner Classics 4621992
3:07
Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op. 85
LSO/ Barbirolli; Du Pre, vc.
EMI 56219
29:54
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (excerpt)
Royal Phil/ Menuhin
Virg 61430
3:01