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Six Promenades for wind Quintet, Op. 6.1, No. 1 ‘Moderato e molto maestoso’ by Sir Edward Elgar

In 1878, Elgar would complete a collection of 6 works for a wind ensemble comprised of two flutes, clarinet, oboe and bassoon. Each individual composition within the collection is short, indicating the work was designed to be performed in its entirety.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Virelai for violin and piano, Op. 4, No. 3 by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar completed a set of three works for violin and piano in 1884, collectively given the opus No. 4. This collection would be the first music Elgar published. Each of the three pieces within the collection would be dedicated to a different person.

This work was dedicated to Frank Webb, a friend of the composer and who played in the same chamber music ensemble as Elgar.

2 months ago

Pastourelle for violin and piano, Op. 4, No. 2 by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar completed a set of three works for violin and piano in 1884, collectively given the opus No. 4. This collection would be the first music Elgar published. Each of the three pieces within the collection would be dedicated to a different person.

This work was dedicated to ‘Miss E. E, Inverness”, a friend of the composer and the sister of Isabel Fritton the subject of the 7th Variation on a theme by Elgar.

2 months, 1 week ago

Idylle for violin and piano, Op. 4, No. 1 by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar completed a set of three works for violin and piano in 1884, collectively given the opus No. 4. This collection would be the first music Elgar published. Each of the three pieces within the collection would be dedicated to a different person.

This work was dedicated to ‘Miss E. E, Inverness”. The identity of Miss E. E. is not confirmed, and there are three references to this person in Elgar’s diary, hinting at a possible romantic relationship which could sadly not become something more, a feeling conveyed in this music.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2, Op. 1b by Sir Edward Elgar

In 1869 the boy Elgar composed some simple melodies for use in a play performed by the young members of the Elgar family. Elgar kept the music in a sketch book and in 1907 he adapted the work into two suites for orchestra. At the time of adapting these suites, Elgar was working at the Worcester City and Country Lunatic Asylum. The second suite was only completed in 1908.

Elgar gave the works the Opus No. 1 and 2 respectively in recognition of being the first of his musical works to be recorded.

This suite is comprised of seven movements:
I. March
II. The Little Bells (Scherzino)
III. Moths and Butterflies (Dance)
IV. Fountain Dance
V. The Tame Bear
VI. The Wild Bears

3 months ago

Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Edward Elgar

Elgar completed this short work for string orchestra in 1892, with the first public performance being given in July of 1896 in Antwerp. Elgar dedicated the serenade to musician and organ builder Edward W. Whinfield. Evidence suggests this work may have originally begun as a suite for string orchestra by a much younger Elgar, with the composer finally realising the work in the form it is today at age 35.

This serenade is comprised of three movements:
I. Allegro piacevole
II. Larghetto
III. Allegretto

3 months, 1 week ago

The Crown of India Suite, Op. 66a by Sir Edward Elgar

In December of 1911, King George V and Queen Mary would visit the city of Delhi to receive their coronation as Emperor and Empress of India. This event was known as a “Delhi Durbar” and took place three times between 1877 and 1911. Sir Edward Elgar was asked to provide the accompanying music to a Masque held in 1912 to celebrate the coronation. The Masque contained two main scenes. The first representing the “Cities of Ind” and the second, “Ave Imperator!”, honouring the new Emperor and Empress.

The Masque was held in March of 1912 at the Coliseum Theatre in London. Elgar would conduct the orchestra for the Masque himself. The composer would later adapt sections of the incidental music for the Masque into a suite for orchestra titled the “Crown of India Suite”. The premiere performance of the suite was given in September of 1912 at the Hereford Festival.

The suite is comprised of six sections:
I. Introduction
II. Dance of Nautch Girls
III. Menuetto
IV. Warriors’ Dance
V. Intermezzo
VI. March of the Mogul Emperors

3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Wand of Youth Suite No. 1, Op. 1a by Sir Edward Elgar

In 1869 the boy Elgar composed some simple melodies for use in a play performed by the young members of the Elgar family. Elgar kept the music in a sketch book and in 1907 he adapted the work into two suites for orchestra. At the time of adapting these suites, Elgar was working at the Worcester City and Country Lunatic Asylum.

Elgar gave the works the Opus No. 1 and 2 respectively in recognition of being the first of his musical works to be recorded.

This suite is comprised of seven movements:
I. Overture
II. Serenade
III. Minuet (Old Style)
IV. Sun Dance
V. Fairy Pipers
VI. Slumber Scene
VII. Fairies and Giants

6 months ago

Quintet in A minor for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 84 by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar completed this quintet in 1918 with the premiere performance being given in May of 1919 at Wigmore Hall in London. The work was dedicated to music critic Ernest Newman.

The work is comprised of three movements:
I. Moderato – Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Andante - Allegro

6 months, 3 weeks ago

Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruß), Op. 12 by Edward Elgar

Elgar completed this work in 1888 as an engagement gift to his fiancée Caroline Alice Roberts. Despite being a work composed as a means of personal affection for Caroline, Salut d’Amour has become a popular Elgar work, being adapted for ensembles by other composers.

7 months ago

Introduction and Allegro for Strings, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar completed this short orchestral work in 1905, with the premiere performance being given in the same year at the Queen’s Hall in London. The work is dedicated to Samuel Sanford, an academic who was involved in awarding Elgar an honorary doctorate of music at Yale University.

7 months, 1 week ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 14 ‘E.D.U’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 14th variation E.D.U' is said to represent Elgar himself, taking the theme from the variations based on Jaeger and Elgar’s wife Alice.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 13 ‘Moderato’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 13th variation 'Moderato' was not officially allocated to a specific person by Elgar, however it is suspected that it refers to Lady Mary Lygon of Madresfield Court. Lady Lygon was a sponsor of the local music festival. Another possible candidate is Helen Weaver, a woman Elgar was engaged to but who broke of the engagement before leaving for New Zealand.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 12 ‘B.G.N’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 12th variation 'B.G.N' is said to represent Basil George Nevinson, a cellist who performed with Elgar.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 11 ‘G.R.S’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 11th variation 'G.R.S' is said to represent George Robertson Sinclair, an organist at Hereford Cathedral.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 10 ‘Dorabella’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 10th variation 'Dorabella' is said to represent Dora Penny, a friend of Elgar that had a pronounced stutter.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 7 ‘Troyte’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 7th variation ‘Troyte' is said to represent Arthur Troyte Griffith, an architect and close friend of Elgar.

7 months, 4 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 6 ‘Ysobel’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 6th variation Ysobel' is said to represent Isabel Fitton, a student Elgar tutored in the viola.

7 months, 4 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 5 ‘R.P.A’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 5th variation 'R.P.A' is said to represent Richard Penrose Arnold, an amateur pianist.

7 months, 4 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 3 ‘R.B.T.’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 3rd variation R.B.T.' is said to represent Richard Baxter Townshend, an Oxford don and author of the Tenderfoot series of books.

8 months ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 2 ‘H.D.S-P.’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 2nd variation ‘H.D.S-P’ is said to represent the pianist Hew David Steuart-Powell.

8 months ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 1 ‘C.A.E’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 1st variation C.A.E' is said to represent Elgar’s wife, Caroline Alice Elgar.

8 months, 1 week ago

Chanson de Matin, Op. 15, No. 2 ‘Morning Song’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed two short songs for violin and piano, No. 1 Chanson de Nuit and No. 2 Chanson de Matin. The songs were popular with contemporary audiences, and as such Elgar transposed the songs to an orchestral version.

8 months, 1 week ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Theme ‘Enigma’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The variations are based on the simple theme named ‘Enigma’ presented first in the collection.

8 months, 1 week ago

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar completed his cello concerto in 1919 and given its first performance by the London Symphony orchestra in October 1919 to a generally poor reception. This unfortunately led to the concerto not receiving many repeat performances until its return to popularity in the 1960’s. The work is comprised of four movements:
I. Adagio – Moderato
II. Lento – Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro – Moderato – Allegro, ma non-troppo – Poco più lento – Adagio

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 8 ‘W.N’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 8th variation 'W.N' is said to represent Winifred Norbury, a secretary at the Worester Philharmonic Society.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Enigma Variations, Op. 36, Variation 9 ‘Nimrod’ by Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar composed his collection of 14 Enigma variations in 1899. He wrote that each variation represented a musical picture of a member of the close circle of friends the composer had. The 9th variation ‘Nimrod’ is said to represent the music editor Augustus J. Jaeger.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D by Sir Edward Elgar

Composed in 1901 by Elgar as was gaining fame across Europe and America as the artistic successor to composer such as Liszt and Wagner. The premiere at the Queens Hall in London was such a success the orchestra performed a double encore – the only time it has occurred in history.

The most famous section of the march is the Trio towards the end.

8 months, 2 weeks ago

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1 year, 2 months ago

A 2010 BBC Arts, Biography Documentary hosted by John Bridcut.

The composer of Land of Hope and Glory is often regarded as the quintessential English gentleman, but Edward Elgar's image of hearty nobility was deliberately contrived. In reality, he was awkward, nervous, self-pitying and often rude, while his marriage to his devoted wife Alice was complicated by romantic entanglements which fired his creative energy.

In this revelatory portrait, John Bridcut explores the secret conflicts in Elgar's nature which produced some of Britain's greatest music.

1 year, 10 months ago

Originally published Feb. 16 2012 on Counter-Currents/North American New Right. Re-published September 6, 2019 on Counter-Currents TV (https://www.bitchute.com/channel/counter-currentstv/).

Related article, discussion, and/or transcript at: https://www.counter-currents.com/2012/02/new-podcastgreg-johnson-money-for-nothing-kevin-macdonald-the-jewish-question-today/

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2 years, 2 months ago