Elgar at the piano

This Month's
Musical Excerpt

Whatever else may influence a composer's reputation, it is his music which brings him to the attention of the wider public and wins him a place in their hearts. Each month, with the kind assistance of Chandos Records, this site brings you a new excerpt from Elgar's music - not the well known favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory or Nimrod, but an excerpt from one of his less well known works.

This month's excerpt, provided here in RealAudio format, is from:

The Spirit of England
performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
conducted by David Lloyd-Jones
Available on : CDLX 7172

Space and technical limitations allow us to include only a short extract which will be changed at the beginning of each month. If you return to this site each month for the next one hundred years, you may eventually hear the whole of Elgar's recorded output. Alternatively, if you prefer not to wait, you can purchase this and other Chandos recordings at an advantageous price for Elgar Society members, or from the Elgar Birthplace Museum Shop.

Another chance to hear :

May Concert Allegro (CDLX7259)
Jun The Starlight Express (CHAN6582)
Jul String Quartet (CHAN9894)
Aug Pageant of Empire (CDLX 7243)
Sep Symphony No. 2 (CDLX7259)
Oct From the Bavarian Highlands (CHAN9436)

And in coming months :

Dec Severn Suite (CHAN9156/7)

The Elgar Society is grateful to Chandos Records for permission to use excerpts from their recordings. You can obtain details of the complete range of Chandos recordings from their website at www.chandos-records.com


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