Elgar - Songs and Piano Music

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Elgar - Songs and Piano Music

Label:

Avie

Catalogue No:

AV2129

Discs:

2

Release date:

28th May 2007

Barcode:

0822252212921

Length:

2 hours 19 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Elgar - Songs and Piano Music


Elgar:

Seven Lieder

A War Song (Hayward), Op. 5

Is she not passing fair

As I laye a-thynkynge (Ingoldsby)

premiere recording

Salut d'amour, Op. 12

The wind at dawn

After (P.B.Marston) Op. 31, No. 1

Woodland Interlude from Caractacus

Dry those fair, those crystal eyes (H.King)

The Pipes of Pan

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

(Elgar’s own piano version)

Softly and gently, dearly-ransomed soul 'Angel's Farewell' (from The Dream of Gerontius)

(Elgar’s own piano version)

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 - Prelude

(Elgar’s own piano version)

Come, Gentle Night (C.Bingham)

In the Dawn, Op. 41, No. 1

Speak, Music, Op. 41, No. 2

Dream Children, Op. 43

Arabian serenade

Canto Popolare (In Moonlight)

Pleading, Op. 48 No. 1

Twilight, Op. 59 No. 1

Fringes of the Fleet

"?" (March 1918)

It isnae me (S.Holmes)

XTC (unpublished, to Elgar’s own words)


David Owen Norris (piano), The Works: Amanda Pitt (soprano), Mark Wilde (tenor) & Peter Savidge (baritone)

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A tribute to Elgar's 150th birthday (2007), David Owen Norris and The Works perform Elgar's songs and piano solos on Elgar's own 1844 Broadwood piano, including the world-premiere of his unpublished final song XTC, set to his own words. In all, this 2-CD set presents 32 of Elgar's finest songs for voice and piano, including a number never recorded before, and premiere recordings of Elgar's piano arrangements of the theme of the Cello Concerto, and the Prelude and Angel’s Farewell from Gerontius which, like Sea Pictures (sung here in its original soprano key) and the Woodland Interlude from Caractacus, were all composed at this piano. He even wrote these titles on its soundboard, along with his signature. These piano versions clearly remained in the forefront of Elgar’s mind and reveal his bold first thoughts before they may have been revised at the suggestion of others. The piano’s construction – keys slightly narrower than on a modern piano, the black keys set lower – illuminates Elgar’s intentions. The writing suddenly makes perfect sense, which it doesn’t always on a modern Steinway.

The cover art is H.A. Payne’s The Enchanted Sea, which was part of the inspiration for Sea Pictures.

Edward Elgar: 7 Lieder

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Part VI

Part VII

Edward Elgar: A War Song

A War Song

Edward Elgar: Is She Not Passing Fair?

Is She Not Passing Fair?

Edward Elgar: As I laye a-thynkynge

As I laye a-thynkynge

Edward Elgar: Salut d amour Op. 12

Salut d amour Op. 12

Edward Elgar: The Wind at Dawn

The Wind at Dawn

Edward Elgar: After

After

Edward Elgar: Woodland Interlude from Caractacus

Woodland Interlude from Caractacus

Edward Elgar: Dry those fair, those crystal eyes

Dry those fair, those crystal eyes

Edward Elgar: The Pipes of Pan

The Pipes of Pan

Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures Op. 37

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

Edward Elgar: Prelude and Angel's Farewell from The Dream of Gerontius

Prelude and Angel's Farewell from The Dream of Gerontius

Edward Elgar: Come, Gentle Night

Come, Gentle Night

Edward Elgar: In The Dawn Op.41 no.1

In The Dawn Op.41 no.1

Edward Elgar: Speak, Music Op.41 n.2

Speak, Music Op.41 n.2

Edward Elgar: Dream Children Op.43

Dream Children Op.43

Dream Children Op.43

Edward Elgar: Arabian Serenade

Arabian Serenade

Edward Elgar: In Moonlight

In Moonlight

Edward Elgar: Pleading Op.48

Pleading Op.48

Edward Elgar: O soft was the song Op.59 no.1

O soft was the song Op.59 no.1

Edward Elgar: The Fringes of the Fleet

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Edward Elgar: ?

?

Edward Elgar: It isnae me

It isnae me

Edward Elgar: XTC

XTC

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