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Title: The Collectorʼs Edition
Otros títulos: The Spirit of England Choral Works
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Elgar Edward; London Symphony Chorus; Northern Sinfonia; Hickox Richard
Código CDU: E.09
Forma Musical: Cantata
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 ...


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1. The Spirit o ... - The fourth of August.mp3 7:38 10.47Mb MPEG Audio mp3
2. The Spirit of England Op. 80 - To women.mp3 6:37 9.079Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. The Spirit o ... p. 80 - For the fallen.mp3 12:49 17.57Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Give unto th ... 29) Op. 74 - Completo.wav 7:52 79.37Mb WAV audio wav
5. O hearken thou Op. 64 - Completo.wav 4:05 41.22Mb WAV audio wav
6. Land of hope and glory - Completo.wav 6:44 67.91Mb WAV audio wav
The Spirit of England Op. 80 - Completo.wav 26:56 271.9Mb WAV audio wav

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