Elgar, Edward: Elgar Rediscovered (Somm Audio CD)  new

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Elgar Rediscovered (Somm Audio CD)

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SOMM Recordings is proud to release this album of Elgar recordings, including the first-ever release of Elgar's april, 1933 recording of Elegy, Op. 58 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In August, 1933, Elgar recorded teh work for a second time with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and it was this recording that was released shortly after Elgar's death in 1934. In 2015, a test pressing of the earlier recording was discovered and is now being released for the first time. There is no doubt that this recording has more energy with a greater sense of "line" and ebb-and-flow than the later performance and its neglect by Elgar and HMV is something of a mystery. In addition, this album contains a recording of the composer's Sonatina, played by its dedicatee, Elgar's niece, May Grafton. Privately recorded in 1958 at her home by the Elgar biographer, Jerrold Northrop Moore, this is an enchanting reminder of a close relationship that flourished particularly when Miss Grafton acted as Elgar's secretary. The great violinist Albert Sammons performed the Elgar concerto with the composer over many years. However, they were each contracted to different record labels so in 1929 Sammons recorded teh concerto complete with the New Queen's Hall orchestra, led by Sir Henry Wood. Sixteen years earlier, Sammons and Wood made the first recording of the concerto in a version cut by Wood to fit on four sides of 78rpm discs. This recording has not been reproduced in any other form since its release in 1916, until now.
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Disc: 1 Elegy, Op. 58 00:05:00 1 Elegy, Op. 58 00:04:04 Elgar, Edward BBC Symphony Orchestra Spoken Introduction 00:00:04 2 Spoken Introduction 00:00:18 Grafton, May Sonatina in G Major 00:04:00 3 Sonatina in G Major: I. Andantino 00:01:24 Grafton, May 4 Sonatina in G Major: II. Allegro 00:02:14 Grafton, May Serenade 00:03:00 5 Serenade 00:02:47 Alfredo Campoli & His Salon Orchestra La capricieuse, Op. 17 00:04:00 6 La capricieuse, Op. 17 00:03:23 Campoli, Alfredo Pedlar, Harold Coronation March, Op. 65 00:11:00 7 Coronation March, Op. 65 00:04:57 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ronald, Landon Coronation March and Hymn 00:07:00 8 Coronation March & Hymn 00:06:55 Ronald, Landon London Philharmonic Orchestra Coronation Ode, Op. 44 00:04:00 9 Coronation Ode, Op. 44: I. Introduction. Crown the 00:04:03 The Imperial Bandsmen Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27 00:25:00 10 Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27: No. 1, 00:03:43 Leeds Cathedral Choir Sheffield Cathedral Choir Coward, Henry 11 Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27: No. 3, 00:03:41 Leeds Cathedral Choir Sheffield Cathedral Choir Coward, Henry The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 01:28:00 12 The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38, Pt. 1: No. 2b, Kyr 00:02:59 Roper, Stanley Sheffield Cathedral Choir Baker Coward, Henry The Fringes of the Fleet 00:08:00 13 The Fringes of the Fleet: No. 1, The Lowestoft Boa 00:03:40 Unknown Artist Taylor, Fred 14 The Fringes of the Fleet: No. 2, Fate's Discourtes 00:04:06 Unknown Artist Taylor, Fred Pipes of Pan 00:05:00 15 Pipes of Pan 00:03:41 Unknown Artist Austin, Frederic Sea Pictures, Op. 37 00:04:00 16 Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie 00:03:11 Barbirolli, John Unknown Artist Offers, Maartje Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61 00:48:00 17 Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61: I. Allegro 00:03:50 Sammons, Albert Wood, Henry Unknown Artist 18 Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61: II. Andante 00:03:35 Sammons, Albert Wood, Henry Unknown Artist 19 Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61: III. Cadenza. 00:04:14 Sammons, Albert Wood, Henry Unknown Artist 20 Violin Concerto in B Minor, Op. 61: IV. Allegro mo 00:03:41 Sammons, Albert Wood, Henry Unknown Artist Salut d'amour, Op. 12, "Liebesgruss" (version for 00:03:00 21 Salut d'amour, Op. 12 "Liebesgruss" (Version for V 00:03:04 Sammons, Albert Moore, Gerald