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Title: The Collectorʼs Edition
Otros títulos: The Starlight Express
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Elgar Edward; Masterson Valerie; Derek Hammond Stroud; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vernon Handley
Código CDU: E.09
Forma Musical: Operas, Overture, Incidental music
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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The Starlight Express Op. 78 - First Prelude.wav 6:59 70.54Mb WAV audio wav
The Starlight Express Op. 78 - Act I.wav 7:54 79.76Mb WAV audio wav
The Starlight Express Op. 78 - Second prelude.wav 3:35 36.15Mb WAV audio wav
The Starlight Express Op. 78 - Act II.wav 32:04 323.7Mb WAV audio wav
The Starlight Express Op. 78 - Third prelude.wav 4:48 48.38Mb WAV audio wav
The Starlight Express Op. 78 - Act III.wav 23:14 234.5Mb WAV audio wav

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