Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

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3/5. Donald Macleod discovers how two world wars affected the life and work of Elgar.
The Spirit of England
Felicity Lott (soprano)
London Symphony Chorus
Northern Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Cello Concerto
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Alfred Wallenstein (conductor)

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3/5. Donald Macleod discovers how two world wars affected the life and work of Elgar.
The Spirit of England
Felicity Lott (soprano)
London Symphony Chorus
Northern Sinfonia
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Cello Concerto
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Alfred Wallenstein (conductor)

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3/5. Donald Macleod discovers how two world wars affected the life and work of Elgar.

The Spirit of England

Felicity Lott (soprano)

London Symphony Chorus

Northern Sinfonia

Richard Hickox (conductor)

Cello Concerto

Pierre Fournier (cello)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Alfred Wallenstein (conductor)

0120060227

Elgar was famously attached to the English countryside. Donald Macleod uncovers stories and music from Elgar in his natural habitat - the idyllic English landscape.
Salut d'amour
Kyung Wha Chung (violin)
Phillip Moll (piano)
Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Athena Ensemble
Froissart
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)
Serenade for Strings
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)
Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Emanuel Hurwitz, José Luis Garcia (violin)
Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)
English Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Britten (conductor).

01*20060227

Elgar was famously attached to the English countryside. Donald Macleod uncovers stories and music from Elgar in his natural habitat - the idyllic English landscape.

Salut d'amour

Kyung Wha Chung (violin)

Phillip Moll (piano)

Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup

Athena Ensemble

Froissart

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

Serenade for Strings

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields

Sir Neville Marriner (conductor)

Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Emanuel Hurwitz, José Luis Garcia (violin)

Cecil Aronowitz (viola)

Bernard Richards (cello)

English Chamber Orchestra

Benjamin Britten (conductor).

0220060228

Elgar had something of a love/hate relationship with city life. However much he disliked being away from his beloved Worcestershire, he wanted more than anything to be successful - and that meant London was the place to be. Donald Macleod presents.
Cockaigne
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn (conductor)
Falstaff (extract)
London Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Tate (conductor)
The Sanguine Fan
London Philharmonic
Bryden Thomson (conductor).

02*20060228

Elgar had something of a love/hate relationship with city life. However much he disliked being away from his beloved Worcestershire, he wanted more than anything to be successful - and that meant London was the place to be. Donald Macleod presents.

Cockaigne

London Symphony Orchestra

André Previn (conductor)

Falstaff (extract)

Jeffrey Tate (conductor)

The Sanguine Fan

London Philharmonic

Bryden Thomson (conductor).

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Elgar could be a prickly character, but there were two people who he trusted absolutely. One was his wife, Alice, and the other his friend August Jaeger. Donald Macleod investigates the important relationships in Elgar's life.

O Happy Eyes

Philharmonic Chamber Choir

David Temple (conductor)

Sea Pictures

Della Jones (mezzo)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

The Sign of the Healing from The Kingdom

The Blessed Virgin....Margaret Price

Yvonne Minton (contralto)

St John....Alexander Young

St Peter....John Shirley-Quirk

London Philharmonic Choir

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

Elegy

English Chamber Orchestra

Sir Yehudi Menuhin (conductor).

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Elgar came from relatively humble beginnings - his father was a piano tuner and shopkeeper. But it wasn't long before he became a famous establishment figure, regularly rubbing shoulders with royalty. Donald Macleod charts the rise of this most English of composers.

The Wagon (Passes) from Nursery Suite

Ulster Orchestra

Bryden Thomson (conductor)

March of the Mogul Emperors from Crown of India

Scottish National Orchestra

Sir Alexander Gibson (conductor)

Coronation Ode

Teresa Cahill (soprano)

Anne Collins (contralto)

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor)

Gwynne Howell (bass)

Scottish National Orchestra Chorus

Triumphal March from Caractacus

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Richard Hickox (conductor).