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Suggested Listening

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.”
Rachmaninov

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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)

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Coronation Ode Movement 6 - Elgar

from BBC Proms. Gardiner and BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Added by Steve B (Admin) on 16/12/2020 (ID: 150)

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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)

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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)

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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)