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British Music Collection - Elgar / Britten, Marriner, Et Al


Release Date: 04/13/2004 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 473249   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  José Luis GarciaEmanuel HurwitzBernard RichardsCecil Aronowitz,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerSir Georg SoltiBenjamin BrittenYehudi Menuhin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsLondon Philharmonic OrchestraEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1968 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 48 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  José Luis Garcia (Violin), Emanuel Hurwitz (Violin), Bernard Richards (Cello),
Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1968 
Venue:  Snape, Suffolk, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 9 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1911; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1975 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 51 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1985 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 29 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 49 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Falstaff, Op. 68 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  St. Eustache Church, Montreal, Canada 
Length: 33 Minutes 15 Secs. 
10.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Peter Pears (Tenor)
Conductor:  Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  Snape, Suffolk, England 
Length: 91 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1993 
Venue:  Assembly Hall, Walthamstow, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1979 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1930; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14.
Imperial March, Op. 32 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Rodney Bashford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grenadier Guards Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1976 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15.
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1968 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
16.
Elegy for Strings, Op. 58 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; England 
Date of Recording: 04/1968 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
17.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 41 Secs. 
18.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: To the children by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
20.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: The Blue-Eyes Fairy by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: I'm everywhere by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Alison Hagley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: Night winds by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
23.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: Oh stars, shine brightly by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Alison Hagley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: We shall meet the morning spiders by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Alison Hagley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
25.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: My old tunes by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
26.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: Oh, think beauty by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Alison Hagley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
27.
Starlight Express, Op. 78: Hearts must be soft-shiny dressed by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Alison Hagley (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
28.
Dream Children, Op. 43 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor, Op.20: 1. Allegro piacevole
Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor, Op.20: 2. Larghetto
Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor, Op.20: 3. Allegretto
Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55: 1. Andante. Nobilmente e semplice - Allegro
Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55: 2. Allegro molto
Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55: 3. Adagio
Symphony No.1 in A flat, Op.55: 4. Lento - Allegro
Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op.47
Symphony No.2 in E flat, Op.63: 1. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
Symphony No.2 in E flat, Op.63: 2. Larghetto
Symphony No.2 in E flat, Op.63: 3. Rondo. Presto
Symphony No.2 in E flat, Op.63: 4. Moderato e maestoso

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