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WWI Composers: Elgar, Schoenberg and Holst
The First World War was not merely a global military conflict; it also had far reaching implications for civilian life. It called upon women to become a fundamental part of the war effort, carrying out domestic labor, waged industrial labor,
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Edward Elgar: Dreaming of Blue Knickers
It’s always been fashionable to emphasizing artistic greatness at the expense of some more down-to earth-human qualities. Mozart wrote exceptional music but he also wrote scatological letters to his cousin. Wagner gave us the Artwork of the Future and a
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Poetic Muse
Edward Elgar and Caroline Alice Roberts
Rudyard Kipling wrote, “Pleasant the snaffle of Courtship, improving the manners and carriage; But the colt who is wise will abstain from the terrible thorn-bit of Marriage.” The Irish poet Thomas Moore had a similar take on that mysterious and
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Minors of the Majors
Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Composer’s Pianos: The Elgar Piano
The Alex Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands, near Guilford, Surry, holds an interesting variety of pianos, most with composer connections. When we look at a composer’s piano, for the most part, we can only imagine what works were created on it.
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Elgar : The Dream of Gerontius / Cello Concerto
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 – Adagio Jian Wang, cello Sydney Symphony Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor From Elgar : The Dream of Gerontius / Cello Concerto (2011) Released by ABC Classics Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85 –
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