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Elgar - A Self-Portrait / Irwin, Elder, Hallé Orchestra

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Froissart Overture, Op. 19
>Elgar, Edward : Dream Children, Op. 43
>Elgar, Edward : The Music Makers, Op. 69
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie and Fugue for Organ in C minor, BWV 537
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Mark Elder and Halle continue their journey through Elgar's work with this delightful CD. Froissart was Elgar's first large-scale composition for full orchestra.

The Independent
Elder, an inspired Elgarian who has a special relationship with this music

BBC Music Magazine
Elder maintains a tension and sense of belief that The Music Makers very seldom receives. Beautifully balanced and superbly paced, this deeply sympathetic and intensely-felt reading is perhaps the most convincing I have ever heard. The couplings, especially an unusually cogent and exciting Froissart, are a delight to hear.

Gramophone Magazine
The centrepiece is The Music Makers, here given a performance that is above all refined, with the full-ranging recording bringing out the subtlety of Elgar's orchestration.



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Froissart Overture, Op. 19
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1890
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Elgar, Edward : Dream Children, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Elgar, Edward : The Music Makers, Op. 69
  • Performer: Jane Irwin (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1912
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie and Fugue for Organ in C minor, BWV 537
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio