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'My Beloved Country'

Donald Macleod discusses how after 1914, Elgar's inclination to nostalgia became even more heightened as the world he knew was swept away by a conflict he could barely understand.

After 1914, Elgar and Alice through themselves into war work. In his music, Elgar's inclination to nostalgia became even more heightened as the world he knew was swept away by a conflict he could barely understand. Presented by Donald Macleod.

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.

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Fri 11 Sep 2015 18:30

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  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No. 1 In A Flat Major Op.55 - i. 2nd movement; Scherzo (Allegro molto)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos CHAN 8451.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    Symphony No. 1 In A Flat Major Op.55 - i. 2nd movement; Scherzo (Allegro molto)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Bryden Thomson.
    • Chandos CHAN 8451.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Crown Of India - Suite Op.66

    Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-6523.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Crown Of India - Suite Op.66

    Performer: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Gibson.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-6523.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri Op.70 Vers. For Str, Harp & Org

    Orchestra: English String Orchestra. Conductor: William Boughton.
    • NIMBUS : NI-1769.
    • NIMBUS.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Sospiri Op.70 Vers. For Str, Harp & Org

    Orchestra: English String Orchestra. Conductor: William Boughton.
    • NIMBUS : NI-1769.
    • NIMBUS.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Is She Not Passing Fair? For Voice And Piano

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Neil Mackie.
    • SOMM CD-220.
    • SOMM.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Is She Not Passing Fair? For Voice And Piano

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Neil Mackie.
    • SOMM CD-220.
    • SOMM.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Concerto In E Minor Op.85 For Cello And Orchestra - i. 3rd movement; Adagio - ii. 4th movement; Allegro

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • PHILIPS : 416-354-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 3.
  • Edward Elgar

    Concerto In E Minor Op.85 For Cello And Orchestra - i. 3rd movement; Adagio - ii. 4th movement; Allegro

    Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin.
    • PHILIPS : 416-354-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 3.

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