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Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Elgar's Landscapes

Tuesday 12 June 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 12 June 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Stephen Johnson and Donald Macleod continue to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of Elgar's music.

Duration:

1 hour

Elgar's Landscapes


Illustration by Mel Burgum

Donald Macleod, sound engineer Mike Frost and Stephen Johnson at the former Powick asylum
 
Donald Macleod, sound engineer Mike Frost and Stephen Johnson at the former Powick asylum

Inside Worcester Cathedral

Inside Worcester Cathedral

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Pomp and Circumstance March No. 2
Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
Chandos 241-4 CD1 t17

Last three movements: Fairy Pipers (Allegretto), Slumber Scene (Moderato), Fairies and Giants (Presto) (from The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley
EMI Eminence CD-EMX 2148 t9-11

IV Presto (from Organ Sonata No. 1)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
Hyperion CDA 66778 t5

No 5 from Five Lancers: The Valentine
Rutland Sinfonia conducted by Barry Collett
British Music Label 028 t29

Chorus (Praise to the Holiest) to Chorus (Praise to the Holiest) (from The Dream of Gerontius, Park Two)
Gwynne Howell (bass, The Angel of the Agony)
Felicity Palmer (mezzo-soprano, The Angel)
Roderick Elms (organ)
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox
Chandos 8641/3 CD1 t18




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