Organ Sonata in G The Wand of Youth Suites No. 1 & No. 2

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Organ Sonata in G The Wand of Youth Suites No. 1 & No. 2

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dc.contributor.other Elgar Edward es
dc.contributor.other Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Veron Handley es
dc.coverage.spatial Liverpool - United Kingdom es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T04:01:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T04:01:33Z
dc.date.copyright 1989 es
dc.date.issued 2012-07-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/578
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 Sonata in G for organ Op. 28 ; First movement : Allegro maestoso, Second movement : Allegretto, Third movement : Andantye espressivo, Fourth movement : Presto (Comodo)-- Suite No. 1 Op. 1a ; Overture (Allegro molto), Serenade (Andantino), Minuet (Old style) (Andante), Sun dance (Presto), Fairy pipers (Allegretto), Slumber scene (Moderato), Fairies and giants (Presto)-- Suite No. 2 Op. 1b ; March alla Marcia (Allegro moderato), The little bells (Scherzino) (Allegro molto), Moths and butterflies (Dance) (Allegretto), Fountain dance (Allegretto comodo), The tame bear (Allegro moderato), The wild bears (Presto)-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (60 min., 71 seg.) : Stereo ; 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte fm stereo es
dc.subject.lcc 21109630 es
dc.subject.lcsh Suites (Orchestra) es
dc.title Organ Sonata in G The Wand of Youth Suites No. 1 & No. 2 es
dc.title.alternative Organ Sonata in G The Wand of Youth Suites No. 1 & No. 2 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder EMI Records Limited es
dc.identifier.classification 077776323923 es
dc.subject.cdu E.05 es


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4. Sonata in G ... ement (Presto, Comodo).mp3 5:01 6.894Mb Unknown mp3
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6. Suite No. 1 Op. 1a - Serenade (Andantino).mp3 2:44 3.754Mb Unknown mp3
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