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Track(s) taken from CDA66968



New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: October 1996
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 3 minutes 41 seconds

Cover artwork: Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by Edward John Gregory (1850-1909)
Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside / Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight


'Should more than satisfy those who like a good tune! Many of the old favourites here will be forever associated with radio and television signature tunes … Nostalgia is the key to many of thse pieces, but a collection such as this reminds us that the thing which really binds this collection together is the quality of the music itself' (BBC Music Magazine)
Exceptionally, the senior composer represented in the present collection needs no introduction, for Edward Elgar (1857–1934) was Britain’s greatest symphonist. But he never disdained light music and composed many charming little pieces in the genre. Born in Worcester, he was active largely in the west of England before gaining widespread fame in his forties with the ‘Enigma’ Variations. Elgar went on to write two symphonies and his Violin Concerto before, in 1914, he composed the gentle Carissima for small orchestra.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1997

Exceptionnellement, l’aîné des compositeurs de cet enregistrement, Edward Elgar (1857-1934), se passe de présentation, puisqu’il fut le plus grand symphoniste britannique. Mais il ne dédaigna jamais la musique légère, à laquelle il contribua par quantité de petites pièces charmantes. Né à Worcester, il exerça surtout ses activités dans l’ouest de l’Angleterre avant que ses «Enigma» Variations lui valussent une très grande renommée, vers quarante ans. Il écrivit ensuite deux symphonies et son Concerto pour violon puis composa, en 1914, son doux Carissima pour petit orchestre.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Im Falle des bedeutendsten Komponisten in dieser Sammlung bedarf es allerdings keiner großen Vorrede, denn Edward Elgar (1857-1934) war der größte Symphoniker, den Großbritannien je hervorgebracht hat. Doch auch der Unterhaltungsmusik war er keineswegs abgeneigt und komponierte eine Vielzahl kleiner Stücke dieses Genre. Anfänglich lag der Wirkungsbereich des in Worcester geborenen Komponisten geographisch betrachtet jedoch weitestgehend im Westen Englands, bevor er schließlich im Alter von über vierzig Jahren mit seinen ‘Enigma’-Variationen landesweit Ruhm erlangte. Nach zwei Sinfonien und seinem Violinkonzert schrieb Elgar dann 1914 das sanfte Carissima für kleines Orchester.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1997
Deutsch: Manuela Hübner

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