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Broadheath (Elgar's birthplace) by David Birtwhistle
Track(s) taken from CDA66271/2
Recording details: March 1987
The Chapter House, Worcester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1987
Total duration: 5 minutes 13 seconds

Two Choral Songs, Op 73
composer
1914
author of text
translator of text

Other recordings available for download
London Symphony Chorus, Stephen Westrop (chorus master), Vernon Handley (conductor)
Introduction
A translation of Maykov provides the words of the first Opus 73 song, Love’s Tempest. Each verse begins quietly and slowly before a great outburst allegro con fuoco, representing first a storm at sea, and then a ‘tumult’ in the poet’s heart created by a mental image of his loved one. The song’s companion, Serenade, has a repetitive refrain, ‘Dreams all too brief, Dreams without grief, Once they are broken, come not again’; ideal for a composer preoccupied with dreams, and whose precarious emotional equilibrium was being constantly threatened.

from notes by Geoffrey Hodgkins 1998


Other albums featuring this work
'Elgar: Choral Songs' (CDA67019)
Elgar: Choral Songs

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