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Donald Macleod explores how Elgar's music was influenced by the landscape of the Malvern hills, where he set up home in 1891.

In 1891, Elgar and his wife returned from London to set up home in the shadow of the Malvern hills. Donald Macleod explores how Elgar's music was influenced by the landscape around him.

Elgar emerged onto the scene at a time when Britain was still described as 'a land without music'. He played a central role in reviving this country's musical reputation, and his success won him fame, honours and a place at the heart of the cultural establishment. Nevertheless, he cast himself as an outsider throughout his long career.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    The Light Of Life Op.29

    Singer: Judith Howarth. Singer: Linda Finnie. Singer: Arthur Davies. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10726.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Light Of Life Op.29

    Singer: Judith Howarth. Singer: Linda Finnie. Singer: Arthur Davies. Singer: John Shirley‐Quirk. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10726.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Edward Elgar

    3 Characteristic Pieces Op.10 For Orchestra [revised From Early "Suite" In D Ma - no.1; Mazurka

    Performer: Marat Bisengaliev. Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • BLACK-BOX : BBM-1016.
    • BLACK-BOX.
    • 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    3 Characteristic Pieces Op.10 For Orchestra [revised From Early "Suite" In D Ma - no.1; Mazurka

    Performer: Marat Bisengaliev. Performer: Benjamin Frith.
    • BLACK-BOX : BBM-1016.
    • BLACK-BOX.
    • 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Caractacus - Cantata Op.35

    Singer: Judith Howarth. Singer: Arthur Davies. Singer: David Wilson‐Johnson. Singer: Alastair Miles. Singer: Stephen Roberts. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9157.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Edward Elgar

    Caractacus - Cantata Op.35

    Singer: Judith Howarth. Singer: Arthur Davies. Singer: David Wilson‐Johnson. Singer: Alastair Miles. Singer: Stephen Roberts. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9157.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra i. no.1; Sea slumber song ii. no.5; The Swimmer

    Singer: Felicity Palmer. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • EMI : CDC-7 47674-2.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sea Pictures Op.37 For Mezzo-Soprano And Orchestra i. no.1; Sea slumber song ii. no.5; The Swimmer

    Singer: Felicity Palmer. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • EMI : CDC-7 47674-2.
    • EMI.
    • 15.

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