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dc.contributor.other Elgar Edward es
dc.contributor.other Marshall Margaret es
dc.contributor.other Watts Helen es
dc.contributor.other Leggate Robin es
dc.contributor.other Liverpool Philharmonic Choir es
dc.contributor.other Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Groves Charles es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T16:46:11Z
dc.date.available 1993
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T16:46:11Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1959
dc.description.abstract One of the pre-eminent musical figures of his time, Edward William Elgar (1857-1934) bridged the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the finest English composer since the days of Handel and Purcell. Elgar's father owned a music shop and was a church organist who taught his son piano, organ, and violin; apart from this instruction, Elgar was basically self-taught as a musician. At the age of 16, the composer became a freelance musician and for the remainder of his life never took a permanent job. He conducted locally, performed, taught, and composed, scraping by until his marriage to Caroline Alice Roberts, a published novelist of some wealth, in 1889. Elgar had by this time achieved only limited recognition. He and his wife moved to London, where he scarcely fared better in advancing his career. They couple eventually retreated to Worcester, Elgar suffering from bitter self-doubt and depression. Alice stood by him the entire time, her unfailing confidence restoring his spirits. He was further buoyed by the success of his Imperial March, Op. 32, which earned him a publisher and a vital friendship with August Jaeger, his editor and confidant. In 1899, Elgar composed one of his best-known works, the "Enigma" Variations, Op. 36, which catapulted him to fame. The work is a cryptic tribute to Alice and to the many friends who stood behind the composer in the shaky early days of his career. German conductor Hans Richter proclaimed it a masterpiece, and his performances of the work in Britain and Germany established the composer's lasting success. Elgar's most fruitful period was the first decade of the twentieth century, during which he wrote some of his noblest, most expressive music, including the Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 (1907-1908), and the Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 (1909-1910). His best-known works from this period, however, are the first four of his Pomp and Circumstance Marches (1901-1907); the first of these, subtitled "Land of Hope and Glory," became an unofficial second national anthem for the British Empire. Elgar suffered a blow when Jaeger (the "Nimrod" of the "Enigma" Variations) died in 1909. The composer's productivity dropped, and the horrors of World War I deepened his melancholy outlook. His music became more intimate, even anguished; still, he wrote some of his best chamber music during this period, as well as the masterly Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 (1919), whose deep feeling of sadness and impending loss surely relates to the final illness of his faithful Alice, who died in 1920. For some time after that, he wrote little of significance but made a historic foray into the recording studios when new electrical recording processes were developed; the fortunate result was a number of masterly interpretations of his own orchestral music that have survived for posterity. In the early '30s, Elgar set to work on a third symphony, left unfinished at his death in 1934. The work was brought to a generally well-received realization by Anthony Payne in the late '90s and was subsequently recorded. © AMG, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 19-- The Light of life (Lux Christi) Op. 29 ; Meditation, Seek him that market the seven stars, As Jesus passed by, Be not extreme o lord, Neither hath this man sinned, Light out of darkness, And when he had thus spoken, Doubt not thy father’s care, He went his way therefore, As a spirit didst thou pass before mine eyes, They brought him to the Pharisees, Thou only hast the words of life!, But the jews did not believe, Woe to the shepherds of the flock!, a. Jesus heard that they had cast him out, b. I am the good shepherd, Light of the world we know thy praise-- es
dc.format.extent 64:05min es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (64 min., 05 seg.) : Stereo ; 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte fm stereo es
dc.subject.lcc 212242655 es
dc.subject.lcsh Oratorio es
dc.title The Collectorʼs Edition es
dc.title.alternative The Light of Life es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder EMI Records Ltd. es
dc.identifier.classification 5099950360321 es
dc.subject.cdu E.09 es


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