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Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Elgar's Landscapes

Friday 15 June 2007 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 15 June 2007 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Stephen Johnson and Donald Macleod conclude their exploration of the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired Elgar's music.

Duration:

1 hour

Elgar's Landscapes

Elgar's Landscapes. Illustration by Mel Burgum
 
"I am still at heart the dreamy child who used to be found in the reeds by the Seversinde with a sheet of paper trying to fix the sounds, and longing for something great..... I am still looking for this"
Illustration by Mel Burgum

Mordiford Bridge, two miles or so east of Elgar's home in Hereford; a favourite spot where he would often cycle to think and dream
 
Mordiford Bridge, two miles or so east of Elgar's home in Hereford; a favourite spot where he would often cycle to think and dream and fish.

Riverboat named after Elgar
 
Riverboat named after Elgar

The River Lugg heads down towards the River Wye

The River Lugg heads down towards the River Wye. Elgar would cycle here from Hereford and fish from the Mordiford Bridge

Playlist

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5
Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson
Chandos CHAN 241-4 CD1 t20

II (Allegro molto) and III (Adagio) (from Symphony No 1)
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis
LSO Live LSO0017 t2-3

Nursery Suite
Ulster Orchestra conducted by Bryden Thomson
Chandos CHAN 8318 t14-20




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