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British Composers - Elgar: Suites / Groves


Release Date: 11/05/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Special Import Catalog #: 75294   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Clifford KnowlesNoel Rawsthorne
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...Sir Charles is a very sure-footed Elgarian rather in the Boult tradition and there is no item here which is anything other than wholly idiomatic and sympathetically conducted... The Nursery Suite is given a pleasant, gently affectionate reading... There's much to enjoy throughout a very well-filled disc. The RLPO play very well and are given a good, sonorous recording."
-- Gramophone [3/1990]
"...Sir Charles is a very sure-footed Elgarian rather in the Boult tradition and there is no item here which is anything other than wholly idiomatic and sympathetically conducted... The Nursery Suite is given a pleasant, gently affectionate reading... There's much to enjoy throughout a very well-filled disc. The RLPO play very well and are given a good, sonorous recording."
-- Gramophone [3/1990] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Nursery Suite by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Clifford Knowles (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1969 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Egnland 
Length: 22 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2. The Crown of India, Op. 66: Suite by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; England 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Egnland 
Length: 17 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3. Grania and Diarmid, Op. 42: Funeral March by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1969 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Egnland 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
4. The Light of Life, Op. 29: no 1, Meditation by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Noel Rawsthorne (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; England 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Egnland 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5. Caractacus, Op. 35: Woodland Interlude by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; England 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Egnland 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6. Severn Suite for Orchestra, Op. 87 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930-1932; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1969 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Egnland 
Length: 23 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Nursery Suite: I. Aubade (Awake)
The Crown of India: Suite: V. March of the Mogul Emperors

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