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Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar

Eward Elgar was a British composer, who stood on the forefront of the revival of English music around 1900. Many of his works have entered the international concert repertoire, although there are performed more often in Britain than elsewhere.

Although Elgar is often considered as a typically English composer, he has primarily been influenced by composers on the European continent. He was contemptuous of folk music and had little respect for English Renaissance and Baroque composers. Instead he was particularly inspired by Dvorák, Händel and Brahms, and the clarity of 19th-century French composers, which resonates through his orchestrations.

Elgar was autodidact, and learned to play the organ, violin and viola at an early age within the musical family in which he was brought up. He also composed and arranged music for various ensembles. He became somewhat well-known with his overture Froissart, but only gained international recognition after composing his Enigma Variations in 1899. Currently researchers are still trying to find out which melody Elgar has hidden within the variations.

Other famous works by Elgar are the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, the oratorio The Dream of Gerontinus and the Cello Concerto. 

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Love!

Love!

Huijnen & Hopman

Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonin Dvořák, Charles Gounod
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Lest we forgot

Lest we forgot

The Choir of Chichester Cathedral

Herbert Howells, Charles Villiers Stanford, Edgar Bainton, Hubert Parry, John Ireland
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Silence & Music

Silence & Music

Gabrieli Consort

Peter Warlock, Benjamin Britten, Jonathan Dove, James MacMillan, Percy Grainger, Herbert Howells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Charles Villiers Stanford
Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles

Music of the Spheres: Part Songs of the British Isles

Tenebrae

Charles Villiers Stanford, Jonathan Harvey, Edward Elgar, Ernest Walker, Judith Bingham, Bob Chilcott, Herbert Murrill, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge
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