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Elgar - Enigma Variations, In the South (Alassio), Pomp & Circumstances March No.4 (1994) [RPO, Yehudi Menuhin]

Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations, Op. 36, In the South (Alassio), Op. 50, Pomp & Circumstances March No.4 in G Op. 39 (1994)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yehudi Menuhin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Centurion Music Ltd. | # 204418-201 | Time: 00:59:23

Royal PO's performance is outstanding in many ways. Menuhin has deep understanding of Elgar's music and its innermost yearning. Every movement displays his genuine affinity with the inspiration and characterisation of the music. Tempi are perfectly judged throughout, the famous 9th variation Nimrod, for example, is neither too fast nor too slow, achieving maximum grandeur and dramatic effect without losing forward momentum. The fast variations are bursting with energy and verve, the slow variations are played with amazing subtlely and heart warming intimacy. The additional organ in the last variation amplifies the scale of the monumental finale.

Elgar (1962)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at April 17, 2016
Elgar (1962)

Elgar (1962)
DVDRip | 640 x 480 | .MKV/AVC @ 967 Kbps | 54mn 51s | English MP3 128 kbps, 1 channel | 439 MB
Genre: Documentary

A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer.
Elgar - Enigma Variations, Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Crown of India [Sony Classsical SBK 48 265] {Europe 1992}

Elgar - Enigma Variations, Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Crown of India
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim
FLAC, EAC, LOG & CUE | Lossless Artwork | Size: 510 MB + Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classsical SBK 48 265 | Country/Year: Europe 1992
Genre: Classical | Hoster: FP/FF

Elgar - Miniatures  Music

Posted by First Amendment at March 28, 2011
Elgar - Miniatures

Elgar - Miniatures
EAC | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Covers | RAR 212 MB
CD | Classical | 1999 | Chandos | Playing Time: 50'44"

This disc includes memorable performances of popular Elgar miniatures and rarely played gems like Soliloquy for oboe, Chanson de nuit (one of the most sublime melodies by Elgar) and Sursum corda. Norman Del Mar and George Hurst conducts Bournemouth Sinfonietta with genuine affection and finesse.

Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations - Navarra, Barbirolli (1956)  Music

Posted by tropical_penguin at Nov. 7, 2009
Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations - Navarra, Barbirolli (1956)

Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations - Navarra, Barbirolli (1956)
EAC FLAC + CUE, Log, Scans | 332 MB
Classical | EMI, rec. 1956, rel. 1991 | RAR 1% Recovery | RS.com
André Navarra, cello | John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra

Elgar · Violin Concerto · Vaughan Williams · The Lark Ascendin

Elgar Violin Concerto · Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascendin · Hilary Hahn · London Symphony Orchestra · Sir Colin Davis
WAV Pack+CUE 299 MB | MP3 HQ (Tracks) 135 MB | EAC | No Log | Covers | Booklet | 2004
Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 93:39 minutes | 1.57 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Daniel Barenboim’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ is a significant addition to his critically-acclaimed Elgar series with Staatskapelle Berlin. This is Barenboim’s first recording of Elgar’s greatest choral masterpiece. Featuring the finest array of English-speaking soloists: Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Staples and Thomas Hampson.
London SCO, Richard Hickox, Soloists -  Edward Elgar: The Kingdom; Sospiri; Sursum Corda (1989) 2CDs Re-release 2015

Edward Elgar - The Kingdom; Sospiri; Sursum Corda (1989) 2CDs Re-release 2015
London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hickox, conductor
Margaret Marshall, soprano; Felicity Palmer, mezzo-soprano; Arthur Davies, tenor
David Wilson-Johnson, bass; Roderick Elms, organ

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 241-54 | Time: 01:48:44

Following the success of The Dream of Gerontius in 1900 and The Apostles in 1903, the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival commissioned Elgar to produce another large oratorio for the 1906 festival. The Kingdom continues the narrative of the lives of Jesus’ disciples, depicting the community of the early church, Pentecost, and the events of the next few days. Although less frequently performed than The Dream of Gerontius, The Kingdom is considered one of Elgar’s greatest choral works, and deserves to rank alongside it. This re-release of the 1989 recording also features Sursum Corda and Sospiri, two short, reflective instrumental pieces, release honors the legacy of the late English conductor Sir Richard Hickox.
BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Sea Pictures (2014) 2 CDs

Edward Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius; Sea Pictures (2014) 2 CDs
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Stuart Skelton, tenor; David Soar, bass
BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 312 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5140(2) | Time: 02:04:44

Chandos Records is delighted to present this new recording of Elgar’s choral masterpiece The Dream of Gerontius and the enduringly popular song cycle Sea Pictures. The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, a peerless Elgarian who this year was awarded the prestigious Elgar Society Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the composer’s music. In Gerontius the soloists are Stuart Skelton, David Soar and Sarah Connolly, who also sings in Sea Pictures. This recording was made in the days leading up to their triumphant live performance of Gerontius in April of this year in which Skelton was praised as ‘the ideal tenor for the role of Gerontius’, Soar described as ‘an implacable, dark sounding Priest’ and Connolly, ‘a consummately polished Angel’ (The Guardian).
William Boughton, ESO - Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Cockaigne and Froissart Overtures (1989)

Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations, Cockaigne and Froissart Overtures (1989)
English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Boughton

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI 5206 | Time: 01:00:26

There are basically two ways in which conductors may approach the Enigma Variations. Either they can take the music at its face value, treating the set of variations as a symphonically developed whole; or they can treat the work as a series of miniature character sketches of Elgar’s “friends pictured within”, highlighting the personalities of the miscellaneous collection of individuals involved. William Boughton in this reading opts for the second option, and the result bubbles with life.