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Wydawnictwo: Chandos
Nr katalogowy: CHSA 5215
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: listopad 2018
EAN: 95115521526
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): angielski

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Elgar: The Music Makers, The Spirit of England

Chandos - CHSA 5215
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples, tenor
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Davis
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Limelight Gramophone Editor's Choice ArkivMusic Best of Classica 4
The Music Makers
The Spirit of England
Distinguished British music interpreter Sir Andrew Davis joins forces with the BBCSO once again, this time with acclaimed soloists Dame Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples, in this thoughtful presentation of the last two substantial choral works of Sir Edward Elgar.

The maturity of Elgar as an orchestrator is obvious in both works on this disc, notably, in The Music Makers (1912), during passages in which he quotes from Sea Pictures and the Violin Concerto, and in representing the sound of aircraft in The Spirit of England (1917).

Elgar uses self-quotation to reflect: The Music Makers is a canvas of self-reflection, written quickly following a period of illness. The orchestral introduction is introspective, melancholic and noble, before the words of Arthur O’Shaughanessy’s poem and much self-quotation within the music offer an insight into the sense of nostalgia and awareness of the loneliness of the creative artist felt by the composer. The Spirit of England reflects on the sadness and desolation of war felt by a nation, with the inclusion of quotations from The Dream of Gerontius in some of the more negative stanzas that Elgar found harder to set. Specified in the score for tenor or soprano, all three movements are sung here by a tenor in a recording first.

Recording: Watford Colosseum; 14 and 15 April 2018

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