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Elgar Conducts Elgar-The complete recordings 1914-1925

> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - I. Overture
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - II. Serenade
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - IV. Sun Dance
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - V. Fairy Pipers
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - VII. Fairies and Giants
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - I. March
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - II. The Little Bells
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - III. Moths and Butterflies
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - VI. The Wild Bears
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - I. Overture
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - IV. Sun Dance
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - V. Fairy Pipers
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a - VII. Fairies and Giants
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - I. March
> The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b - III. Moths and Butterflies
> Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 - I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
> Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 - II. Larghetto
> Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 - III. Rondo
> Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 - IV. Moderato e maestoso
> 5 Military Marches, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance" - No. 1 in D major
> 5 Military Marches, Op. 39, "Pomp and Circumstance" - No. 4 in G major
> 3 Bavarian Dances - No. 1. The Dance: Allegro giocoso -
> 3 Bavarian Dances - No. 2. Lullaby: Moderato -
> 3 Bavarian Dances - No. 3. The Marksman: Allegro vivace
> Bach - Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after J.S. Bach's BWV 537) - Fantasia
> Bach - Fantasy and Fugue in C minor, Op. 86 (after J.S. Bach's BWV 537) - Fugue
> Handel - Overture in D minor (arr. from Chandos Anthem No. 2) - Handel - Overture in D minor (arr. from Chandos Anthem No. 2)

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
>Elgar, Edward : The Sanguine Fan, ballet, Op. 81
>Elgar, Edward : The Fringes of the Fleet, pieces (4) for baritone solo, 3 baritones & orchestra
>Elgar, Edward : Carillon, Op. 75
>Elgar, Edward : Polonia, Op. 76
>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78
>Elgar, Edward : Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"
>Elgar, Edward : In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Elgar, Edward : Op. 15
>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 30
>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
>Elgar, Edward : Light of the World
>Elgar, Edward : Sea Pictures, Op. 37
>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39
>Elgar, Edward : Bavarian Dances (3), for orchestra, Op. 27b
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie and Fugue for Organ in C minor, BWV 537
>Handel, George Frideric : Chandos Anthem no 2
>Elgar, Edward : Wand of Youth, Suite no 1, for orchestra, Op. 1a
>Elgar, Edward : The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b
>Elgar, Edward : Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63
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Notes & Reviews:

Andrew Neill writes in his note: "Edward Elgar became an early star of the gramophone and the recordings he made (and supervised) between 1914 and 1934 remain among the great contributions to the recorded repertoire. Some of the performances, such as the electrical recordings of his symphonies and Violin Concerto (with Yehudi Menuhin), remain unequalled. Elgar was absolutely sure of himself as a conductor of his own works, and in the recording studio he was in his element. He never tried to disguise the fact that his own music thrilled and delighted him.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
A comprehensive and detailed 35 page booklet is included. I enjoyed this collection immensely; indeed I treasure it. But it is aimed at the dedicated, informed, and advanced listener, primarily one who is devoted to Elgar not only as a composer but as a recording artist.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2012
Superb repackaging of Elgar's earliest recordings, before he re-made many works electrically. Sound is limited, but the music-making wonderfully evokes a vanished era.

International Record Review, February 2012
It's legitimate to wonder whether a set of Elgar's acoustic recordings made between 1914 and 1925 merits serious attention. The answer is an emphatic yes.

MusicWeb International, 19th April 2013
Lani Spahr has done a splendid job with these transfers, breathing new life into recordings, the oldest of which is now 99 years old. One takes it as read that the sound is limited but the spirit and character of the music comes across loud and clear. Impressively documented and presented this set is a major document, invaluable as part of our appreciation of one of England's greatest composers.

Sunday Times
Elgar's acoustic recordings have been issued before, but these transfers from the composer's own gramophone library sound a lot clearer - some of them, paradoxically the earlier ones, remarkably so...this set is a precious historical document, not least for 1917's charming Fringes of the Fleet.



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Elgar, Edward : The Sanguine Fan, ballet, Op. 81
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1917

>Elgar, Edward : The Fringes of the Fleet, pieces (4) for baritone solo, 3 baritones & orchestra
  • Performer: Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 07/04/1917; 07/27/1917
  • Running Time: 16 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Elgar, Edward : Carillon, Op. 75
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Elgar, Edward : Polonia, Op. 76
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 8 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Organ-Grinder's Song no 1. To the Children
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Come Little Winds. Wind Dance
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Organ-Grinder's Song no 3. Curfew Song
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: The Laugher's Song
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Organ-Grinder's Song no 2. The Blue-eyes Fairy
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Tears & Laughter / Sunrise Song
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Organ-Grinder's Song no 5. My Old Tunes
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Starlight Express, Op. 78 :: Finale. Hearts Must Be Soft-Shiny Dressed
  • Performers: Agnes Nicholls (Soprano); Charles Mott (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Elgar, Edward : Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Elgar, Edward : In the South (Alassio), Concert Overture, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 10/26/1923/12/30/1921
  • Running Time: 16 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1904

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Marie Hall (Violin)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: Composition written: 1909-10.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
  • Performer: Beatrice Harrison (Cello)
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 11/16/1920; 12/22/1919
  • Running Time: 16 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Op. 15 :: 1. Chanson de nuit
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 30
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1894-1896

>Elgar, Edward : The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: Composition written: 1900.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1900

>Elgar, Edward : Light of the World
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1896

>Elgar, Edward : Sea Pictures, Op. 37
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 01/08/1923; 11/10/1922
  • Running Time: 17 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Elgar, Edward : Enigma Variations
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 02/24/1920; 05/11/1921; 11/16/1920
  • Running Time: 22 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898-1899

>Elgar, Edward : Coronation Ode, Op. 44
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1901

>Elgar, Edward : Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1907

>Elgar, Edward : Bavarian Dances (3), for orchestra, Op. 27b
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 02/28/1917; 06/26/1914
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie and Fugue for Organ in C minor, BWV 537
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 10/26/1923; 12/07/1921
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1723

>Handel, George Frideric : Chandos Anthem no 2 :: Overture in D minor
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1717-1718

>Elgar, Edward : Wand of Youth, Suite no 1, for orchestra, Op. 1a
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Elgar, Edward : The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 02/28/1917; 05/22/1919
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Elgar, Edward : Wand of Youth, Suite no 1, for orchestra, Op. 1a
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Elgar, Edward : The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Elgar, Edward : Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63
  • Conductor: Edward Elgar
  • Notes: 1924-03-05&1924-03-20&1925-
  • Running Time: 45 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1909-1911