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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
Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Elgar: Symphonies No.1 & No.2, Pomp and Circumstance, In the South (1996)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Elgar: Symphonies No.1 & No.2, Pomp and Circumstance, In the South (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:36:23 | 699 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grommophon | Catalog: 453 103-2

Elgar's two symphonies are good example of interpretations of music being stuck thanks to the strange British conservatism. If you listen to 10 recordings of these symphonies by 10 British conductors, they all sound more or less same in terms of interpretation: controlled, noble, beautiful Elgarian rubato and so on.
Hilary Hahn, London SO, Sir Colin Davis - Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)

Edward Elgar: Violin Concerto; Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending (2004)
Hilary Hahn, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 474 5042 | Time: 01:06:04

Elgar’s Violin Concerto has a certain mystique about it independent of the knee-jerk obeisance it has received in the British press. It probably is the longest and most difficult of all Romantic violin concertos, requiring not just great technical facility but great concentration from the soloist and a real partnership of equals with the orchestra. And like all of Elgar’s large orchestral works, it is extremely episodic in construction and liable to fall apart if not handled with a compelling sense of the long line. In reviewing the score while listening to this excellent performance, I was struck by just how fussy Elgar’s indications often are: the constant accelerandos and ritards, and the minute (and impractical) dynamic indications that ask more questions than they sometimes answer. No version, least of all the composer’s own, even attempts to realize them all: it would be impossible without italicizing and sectionalizing the work to death.
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.
Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96] REPOST

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:01 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Prior to his highly regarded 2012 Decca release of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, Daniel Barenboim had made no albums of this composer's music since the 1990s. The acclaim that the Cello Concerto brought seems to have opened up the possibilities of presenting more Elgar, as this 2014 CD of the Symphony No. 2 in E flat major suggests. Performing with the Staatskapelle Berlin, which plays with great vigor and expressiveness, Barenboim explores this piece in light of Elgar's ambiguous situation in 1911, the year he completed the symphony.
Li-Wei Qin, London PO, Zhang Yi - Edward Elgar; Benjamin Britten; William Walton: Cello Concertos (2014)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto; Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
William Walton: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2014)
Li-Wei Qin, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 8896661 | Time: 01:15:26

An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin, separated by an atmospheric and musically detailed recording of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes conducted by Zhang Yi.