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Elgar: The New England Connection / Constantine, BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: 100074  
Composer:  George W. ChadwickSir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Andrew Constantine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales presents Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches. George Chadwick and Edward Elgar lived almost parallel lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Born in rural Massachusetts in 1854, Chadwick was Elgar’s senior by three years. Elgar, born in Worcester in 1857, was to become everything Chadwick aspired to be yet wasn’t. Successful and respected as an academic, Chadwick was appointed director of Boston’s New England Conservatory in 1897. Whilst he helped establish the NEC as a major international conservatory, it was recognition as a great composer that he sought most. Elgar, on the other hand, maintained a lifelong suspicion of academics and yet rose Read more to become one of the most venerated composers of his era. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Sketches by George W. Chadwick
Conductor:  Andrew Constantine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1904; USA 
2.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Andrew Constantine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 

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