Edward Elgar

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0220090421

Stephen Johnson and Donald Macleod explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of Elgar's music.

They focus on the composer's relationship with the city of Worcester, including the cottage in which he was born, in the nearby village of Broadheath, the former county lunatic asylum where he gained his first conducting job and the city's magnificent cathedral, where Elgar is commemorated through a stained glass window celebrating his oratorio The Dream of Gerontius.

Pomp and Circumstance March No 2

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • barry collett (conductor)
  • british music label 028, tr 29

    chorus (praise to the holiest) (the dream of gerontius, part 2)

  • chandos 241-4, cd1 tr 17

    fairy pipers; slumber scene; fairies and giants (the wand of youth suite no 1)

  • christopher herrick (organ)
  • emi eminence cd-emx 2148, trs 9-11

    presto (organ sonata no 1)

  • hyperion cda 66778, tr 5

    the valentine (five lancers)

  • royal liverpool philharmonic orchestra
  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • rutland sinfonia
  • vernon handley (conductor)

  • 0220090421

    Stephen Johnson and Donald Macleod explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of Elgar's music.

    They focus on the composer's relationship with the city of Worcester, including the cottage in which he was born, in the nearby village of Broadheath, the former county lunatic asylum where he gained his first conducting job and the city's magnificent cathedral, where Elgar is commemorated through a stained glass window celebrating his oratorio The Dream of Gerontius.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 2

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • barry collett (conductor)
  • british music label 028, tr 29

    chorus (praise to the holiest) (the dream of gerontius, part 2)

  • chandos 241-4, cd1 tr 17

    fairy pipers; slumber scene; fairies and giants (the wand of youth suite no 1)

  • christopher herrick (organ)
  • emi eminence cd-emx 2148, trs 9-11

    presto (organ sonata no 1)

  • hyperion cda 66778, tr 5

    the valentine (five lancers)

  • royal liverpool philharmonic orchestra
  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • rutland sinfonia
  • vernon handley (conductor)

  • 0320090422

    Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

    Donald asks Stephen, a keen cyclist, about the influence Elgar's hobby of cycling had on his music.

    They attempt to ride an authentic Edwardian bicycle and examine what the new hobby of the era meant to Elgar and his friends, particularly the female cyclists he knew, a number of whom turn up in the list of friends portrayed in the Enigma Variations.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 3

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Andrew Davis (conductor)
  • David Zinman (conductor)
  • baltimore symphony orchestra
  • bbc symphony orchestra
  • chandos chan 241-4, cd1 tr 18

    introduction and allegro for strings

  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • telarc cd-80192, tr 2.

    exploring how elgar's hobby of cycling affected his music, including the enigma variations

  • teldec 9031-73279-2, tr 2

    variations on an original theme (enigma variations)

  • 0320090422

    Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

    Donald asks Stephen, a keen cyclist, about the influence Elgar's hobby of cycling had on his music.

    They attempt to ride an authentic Edwardian bicycle and examine what the new hobby of the era meant to Elgar and his friends, particularly the female cyclists he knew, a number of whom turn up in the list of friends portrayed in the Enigma Variations.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 3

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Andrew Davis (conductor)
  • David Zinman (conductor)
  • baltimore symphony orchestra
  • bbc symphony orchestra
  • chandos chan 241-4, cd1 tr 18

    introduction and allegro for strings

  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • telarc cd-80192, tr 2.

    exploring how elgar's hobby of cycling affected his music, including the enigma variations

  • teldec 9031-73279-2, tr 2

    variations on an original theme (enigma variations)

  • 0420090423

    Elgar explored his melancholy in the eerie landscape of Longdon Marsh, west of Tewkesbury.

    Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

    Stephen and Donald visit the eerily desolate landscape of Longdon Marsh, a few miles west of Tewkesbury, where Elgar went to get away from it all and explore his well-developed sense of melancholy.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 4

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Maxim Vengerov (violin)
  • chandos chan 241-4, cd1 tr 19

    andante (violin sonata)

  • revital chachamov (piano)
  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • teldec 4509-96300-2, tr 5

  • 0420090423

    Elgar explored his melancholy in the eerie landscape of Longdon Marsh, west of Tewkesbury.

    Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

    Stephen and Donald visit the eerily desolate landscape of Longdon Marsh, a few miles west of Tewkesbury, where Elgar went to get away from it all and explore his well-developed sense of melancholy.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 4

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Maxim Vengerov (violin)
  • chandos chan 241-4, cd1 tr 19

    andante (violin sonata)

  • revital chachamov (piano)
  • royal scottish national orchestra
  • teldec 4509-96300-2, tr 5

  • 05 LAST20090424

    Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

    They visit the rivers Severn, Lugg and Wye, upon whose banks the composer dreamt up the music for his First Symphony and Nursery Suite.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 5

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Colin Davis (conductor)
  • chandos chan 241-4, cd1 tr 20

    symphony no 1 (2nd and 3rd mvts)

  • london symphony orchestra
  • lso live lso0017, trs 2-3
  • royal scottish national orchestra

  • 05 LAST20090424

    Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

    They visit the rivers Severn, Lugg and Wye, upon whose banks the composer dreamt up the music for his First Symphony and Nursery Suite.

    Pomp and Circumstance March No 5

  • Alexander Gibson (conductor)
  • Colin Davis (conductor)
  • chandos chan 241-4, cd1 tr 20

    symphony no 1 (2nd and 3rd mvts)

  • london symphony orchestra
  • lso live lso0017, trs 2-3
  • royal scottish national orchestra