Music to listen to before you emigrate to a desert island
For any singer or instrumentalist listening to music is an essential aid to performance interpretation and style. Music also enriches our lives, particularly in difficult times.
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
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Jerusalem - Parry
Words by William Blake. Music by C.H.H.Parry. Orchestrated by Edward Elgar.
Added by SteveB (Admin) on 06/02/2021 (ID: 161)
From the Bavarian Highlands Op. 27 - Edward Elgar
This is another neglected work by Elgar which also comes into the 'great' category. Hard to believe that Elgar was a self-taught composer.
Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 112)
My love dwelt in a northern land - Edward Elgar
This certainly comes into the neglected category
Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 111)
Enigma Variations - Elgar
Rozhdestvensky conducts. The best. Tempos, balance, detail. Be sure to listen to the finale (starting around 27.40) - note the 'connection' between players and conductor. Amazingly he was a last minute replacement for this proms concert.
Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 93)