Elgar

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 348 MB
Label: Avie Records | Tracks: 06 | Time: 76:19 min

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her 36th album and fourth for AVIE with her first recordings of two repertory staples, violin concertos by Edward Elgar and Max Bruch. The two works – Elgar’s only concerto for violin and Bruch’s first – straddle the turn of the 20th century but have in common a Romantic hue which Rachel probes with her rich, soulful tone.
Pinchas Zukerman & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams & Elgar (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pinchas Zukerman & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending & Tallis Fantasia - & Elgar: Serenade in E Minor (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:46 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This album, reflecting the love affair Pinchas Zukerman has had with English music since the late 1960s, contains the most beloved violin pieces by Edward Elgar and Ralph Vaughan Williams, the towering figures of the English musical renaissance. Salut d’amour was immensely popular from the beginning but made Elgar virtually no money. The Lark Ascending had to wait until after Vaughan Williams’s death to become renowned throughout the English-speaking world.
Tasmin Little, BBC PO, Sir Andrew Davis - The Lark Ascending: Works by Moeran, Delius, Holst, Elgar, Vaughan Williams (2013)

The Lark Ascending: E.J. Moeran - Violin Concerto (2013)
and works by Frederick Delius, Gustav Holst, Sir Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tasmin Little (violin); BBC Philharmonic; Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10796 | Time: 01:15:44

Tasmin Little's 2013 release on Chandos is an exploration of lush and lyrical music for violin and orchestra, composed by the leading British composers of the early 20th century, and it is an album of remarkable depth and beauty. Opening the program is the Concerto for violin & orchestra by E.J. Moeran, which sets the mood for the disc with its long-breathed, melancholy lines and pastoral atmosphere. While this is a technically challenging work that shows Little to her best advantage as a virtuoso, listeners may come away from the piece recalling its sweet ambience more than its flashiness. The same could also be said for Frederick Delius' Légende, Gustav Holst's A Song of the Night, and Ralph Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, all three of which provide tests for the violinist's skills, yet are filled with such gorgeous music that listeners may only remember the general opulence of the scores. Also included are premiere recordings of Roger Turner's arrangements of Edward Elgar's Chanson de matin, Chanson de nuit, and Salut d'amour, which in orchestration, mood, and style fit the rest of the album nicely.
Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017)

Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 93:42 min | 403 MB
Label: Decca – 4831585 | Tracks: 28 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Orchestral, Choral

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.
Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Rachel Barton Pine, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Litton - Elgar & Bruch: Violin Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 76:19 minutes | 747 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Billboard chart-topping violinist Rachel Barton Pine releases her 36th album and fourth for AVIE with her first recordings of two repertory staples, violin concertos by Edward Elgar and Max Bruch. The two works – Elgar’s only concerto for violin and Bruch’s first – straddle the turn of the 20th century but have in common a Romantic hue which Rachel probes with her rich, soulful tone.
Roderick Williams, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: Falstaff & Orchestral Songs (2017)

Roderick Williams, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis - Elgar: Falstaff & Orchestral Songs (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 275 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 23 | Time: 74:12 min

Sir Andrew Davis takes his multi-award-winning Elgar discography to the next level with breathtaking interpretations of Falstaff, Elgars most accomplished and characteristic work, and several orchestral songs, with exemplary support from the BBC Philharmonic, all recorded in surround-sound. Owing to its technical challenges and more complex harmonic language, the composer always had a high opinion of Falstaff, saying that he had enjoyed writing it more than any other music I have ever composed and perhaps for that reason it may prove to be among my best efforts.
Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal, Charles Dutoit - Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations; Falstaff (1991)
Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal; Charles Dutoit, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 430 241-2 | Time: 01:03:23

A trim, at times, almost balletic Falstaff. If that seems a ludicrous contradiction, I should explain that it refers to Dutoit's spirited interpretation of the work, not the central character, though Falstaff himself has shed a few pounds in the process but is no less loveable. Indeed, Dutoit's swift tempo for the second section (at the Boar's Head) has the theme for Falstaff's 'cheerful look and pleasing eye' sounding less like Tovey's understandable misunderstanding of it as ''blown up like a bladder with sighing and grief''. The trimming down process is abetted by the Montreal sound, with lean, agile strings and incisive brass (the horns are magnificent). Some may feel a lack of warmth in the characterization. I certainly felt that the first presentation of Prince Harry's theme (0'40'') could have done with a richer string sonority. Doubtless, too, there will be collectors who, at moments, miss the generous humanity of Barbirolli, or the Straussian brilliance of Solti. And although Mackerras is wonderful in the dream interludes and Falstaff's death, the start of his fourth section, with Falstaff's rush to London only to be rejected by the new King, is short on teeming excitement and anticipation. (Gramophone)

The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Dec. 2, 2017
The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation

The Elgar Companion to Innovation and Knowledge Creation
Edward Elgar | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1782548513 | 776 pages | PDF | 15.53 mb

by Harald Bathelt (Editor),‎ Patrick Cohendet (Editor),‎ Sebastian Henn (Editor),‎ Laurent Simon (Editor)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:08 | 150 Mb
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

This new release from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales presents Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches. George Chadwick and Edward Elgar lived almost parallel lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Born in rural Massachusetts in 1854, Chadwick was Elgar’s senior by three years. Elgar, born in Worcester in 1857, was to become everything Chadwick aspired to be yet wasn’t. Successful and respected as an academic, Chadwick was appointed director of Boston’s New England Conservatory in 1897. Whilst he helped establish the NEC as a major international conservatory, it was recognition as a great composer that he sought most. Elgar, on the other hand, maintained a lifelong suspicion of academics and yet rose to become one of the most venerated composers of his era.

The Cambridge Companion to Elgar  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 6, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Elgar

The Cambridge Companion to Elgar (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Daniel M. Grimley, Julian Rushton
2005 | ISBN: 0521826233, 0521533635 | English | 278 pages | EPUB | 1 MB