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The Very Best Of Elgar


Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552133   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Takako NishizakiJénö JandóMaria KliegelPeter Donohoe,   ... 
Conductor:  James JuddAdrian LeaperMichael HalászDavid Lloyd-Jones,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony OrchestraPolish Radio Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3. Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
Length: 15 Minutes 21 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minor, Op. 84: 3rd movement, Andante-Allegro by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 10 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (1918 - 1919). 
6. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, Op. 82: 1st movement, Allegro by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yurie Miura (Piano), Simone Lamsma (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8. Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
9. The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b: no 6, Wild Bears by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10. Imperial March, Op. 32 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
11. Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63: 3rd movement, Rondo by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (1909 - 1911). 
13. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
14. The Apostles, Op. 49: The spirit of the Lord by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jonathan Vaughn (Organ)
Conductor:  Christopher Robinson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
15. Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55: 2nd movement, Allegro molto by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (1907 - 1908). 
16. Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20: 1st movement, Allegro Piacevole by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
17. The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part 2 - But hark! A grand mysterious harmony by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  William Kendall (Tenor), Sarah Fryer (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus,  Wayneflete Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Composition written: England (1899 - 1900). 
18. Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
Length: 14 Minutes 47 Secs. 
19. Sea Pictures, Op. 37: no 4, Where corals lie by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Wright
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 4 in G major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
21. Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61: 2nd movement, Andante by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dong-Suk Kang (Violin)
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Length: 11 Minutes 6 Secs. 

Sound Samples

5 Military Marches, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance": Military March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance"
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (arr. for violin and piano): Salut d'amour, Op. 12 (version for violin and piano)
Cockaigne, Op. 40, "In London Town"
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84: III. Andante - Allegro
Sospiri, Op. 70
Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82: I. Allegro
Ave, verum corpus, Op. 2, No. 1
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61: II. Andante
The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b: The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 2, Op. 1b: VI. The Wild Bears
Imperial March, Op. 32
String Quartet in E minor, Op. 83: I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63: III. Rondo
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 9 (Nimrod)
The Apostles, Op. 49: Prologue: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55: II. Allegro molto
Serenade in E minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38: Part II: But Hark! A Grand Mysterious Harmony
Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47
Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where corals lie
5 Military Marches, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance": Military March No. 4 in G major, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance"

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