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Elgar: Piano Music / Ashley Wass

Audio Samples

  1. Elgar — Sonatina in G major: I. Andantino $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Elgar — Sonatina in G major: II. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Elgar — 3 Pieces, Op. 4: No. 1. Idylle $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Elgar — Carissima $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Elgar — May Song $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Elgar — Douce Pensee, "Rosemary" $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Elgar — 3 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 10: No. 2. Serenade Mauresque (arr. Piano) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 2: H. D. S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 3: R. B. T. (Richard Baxter Townshend) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 4: W. M. B. (William Meath Baker) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 5: R. P. A. (Richard Penrose Arnold) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 6: Ysobel (Isabel Fitton) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 7: Troyte (Troyte Griffith) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 8: W. N. (Winifred Norbury) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 9: Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 10: Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 11: G. R. S. (George Robertson Sinclair) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 12: B. G. N. (Basil G. Nevinson) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 13: Romanza: *** (Lady Mary Lygon) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Elgar — Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Var. 14: Finale: E. D. U. (The Composer) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Sonatina for piano (2 versions)
>Elgar, Edward : Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43
>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1
>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
>Elgar, Edward : May Song
>Elgar, Edward : Rosemary
>Elgar, Edward : Echo's Dance, for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Characteristic Pieces (3), Op. 10
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
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Notes & Reviews:

"Most obviously pianistic are the fast, brilliant variations, which come across splendidly, sparklingly played by Wass - the rumbustious "Troyte", the amusing "BGN", and Dan the bulldog falling in the river in "GRS". And thanks to Wass's deft fingerwork, the fluttering figure in "Dorabella" comes over delectably. That goes, too, for ornamentation in some of the salon pieces. What all of them display is Elgar's unquenchable gift of melody, even if some of the piano writing recalls drawing-room ballads. They make a charming sequence, particularly as Wass in his flexible use of rubato always sounds idiomatic and persuasive. However unpromising the exercise, Wass certainly justifies it in a thoroughly enjoyable disc." -Gramophone



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>Elgar, Edward : Sonatina for piano (2 versions)
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Elgar, Edward : Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1902

>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1 :: no 1. Une Idylle
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Elgar, Edward : May Song
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Elgar, Edward : Rosemary
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Echo's Dance, for piano
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Characteristic Pieces (3), Op. 10 :: no 2 Sérénade Mauresque
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
  • Performer: Ashley Wass (Piano)
  • Notes: St. George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, England (01/30/2006-02/01/2006)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899