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Vera and the End

Donald MacLeod explores the relationship between Elgar and Vera Hockman, and the final years of his life.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of Edward Elgar through the lens of his muses - his family, his love interests, and some of his greatest friends. In this final programme of the week, Donald explores the final years of Elgar's life following the death of his wife and the relationship between Elgar and one final muse - a young violinist called Vera Hockman.

Sonatina in G major
May Grafton (piano)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Vassily Petrenko (conductor)

The Dream of Gerontius - end of Part I
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Kim Borg (bass)
Hallé Orchestra
Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)

Violin Sonata
Lydia Mordkovitch (violin)
Julian Milford (piano)

Ave Verum Corpus
Clare College Chapel Choir
Timothy Brown (director)

Producer: Sam Phillips.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 3 Nov 2017 12:00

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Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'amour Op12

    Performer: Albert Sammons. Performer: Gerald Moore.
    • SOMM: SOMM0167.
    • SOMM.
    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar


    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vasily Petrenko.
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    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Dream of Gerontius Op 38 (part 1)

    Performer: Hallé. Conductor: John Barbirolli.
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    • 1.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson de matin Op15 no 2

    Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch. Performer: Julian Milford.
    • Elgar - Sospiri (music for violin and piano).
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    • 8.
  • Edward Elgar

    Ave verum corpus Op 2 no 1

    Performer: Timothy Brown. Choir: Clare College Cambridge Choir.
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    • 1.


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