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Elgar Conducts Elgar: The Complete Recordings 1914-1925

Elgar / Royal Albert Hall Orchestra & Soloists
Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Music & Arts   Catalog #: 1257   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Frederick StewartHarry BarrattFrederick HenryCharles Mott,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony OrchestraRoyal Albert Hall OrchestraNew Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Andrew Neill writes in his note: "Edward Elgar became an early star of the gramophone and the recordings he made (and supervised) between 1914 and 1934 remain among the great contributions to the recorded repertoire. Some of the performances, such as the electrical recordings of his symphonies and Violin Concerto (with Yehudi Menuhin), remain unequalled. Elgar was absolutely sure of himself as a conductor of his own works, and in the recording studio he was in his element. He never tried to disguise the fact that his own music thrilled and delighted him. This set of acoustic recordings is, however, of equal importance to the renowned electrical recordings made after 1925, for they show how Elgar progressed as a recording artist, how he Read more adapted his music to the limitations of the recording process and how that process developed over the ten years he made acoustic recordings. We can see, or rather hear, him in his element once he found his feet as a recording artist. These transfers let the listener enjoy the charm of Salut d'amour, Elgar's obvious rapport with Marie Hall (1884-1956) in the abridged Violin Concerto and, ultimately, his revelling in the performance of his E flat Symphony. Particularly attractive are the excerpts from The Starlight Express in which two of Elgar's favourite singers, Agnes Nicholls (1877-1959) and Charles Mott (1875-1918), with their precise singing and diction, join with the composer in evident pleasure of music making. The recordings of Sea Pictures and The Fringes of the Fleet also have a special significance, for Elgar did not record these works again under the electrical process." -- New transfers from Elgar's personal record library & state of the art sound restorations by Lani Spahr. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carissima by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
2.
The Sanguine Fan, Op. 81 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; England 
3.
The Fringes of the Fleet by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Frederick Stewart (Baritone), Harry Barratt (Baritone), Frederick Henry (Baritone),
Charles Mott (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; England 
Language: English 
4.
Carillon, Op. 75 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
5.
Polonia, Op. 76 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
6.
Starlight Express, Op. 78 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
7.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
8.
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; England 
9.
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Marie Hall (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Date of Recording: 1916 
10.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Beatrice Harrison (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 1928 
11.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
12.
Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 no 1 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
13.
Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op. 30: A Little Bird by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1896; England 
14.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Prelude by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
15.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Softly and Gently "Angel's Farewell" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
Language: English 
16.
The Light of Life, Op. 29: no 1, Meditation by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; England 
17.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Leila Megane (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
Language: English 
18.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
19.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
20.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 4 in G major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
21.
Bavarian Dances (3) by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; England 
22.
Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (Bach, BWV 537) by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; England 
23.
Chandos Anthems: no 2, In the Lord I put my trust, HWV 247 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; London, England 
24.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
25.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Albert Hall Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1911; England 

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