Tag Archives: Elgar

ENDNOTES, October 2020

ENDNOTES, October 2020  In this edition: Elgar in America, by Stuart Millson The Worcestershire born and bred composer Edward Elgar first visited the United States in 1905, to great acclaim. Interestingly, the traditional performance of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, July 2020

ENDNOTES, July 2020 In this edition: late-romantic piano quintets by Franck and Fauré; & a classical music establishment in meltdown, by Stuart Millson The Prague-based Wihan Quartet – winners of the London International String Quartet Competition in 1991 – has … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, April 2019

ENDNOTES, April 2019  by Stuart Millson In this edition: musical meditations on death and national decline From Chandos records, come two less-frequently-performed masterpieces by the doyen of English music, Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers (written in 1912) and The Spirit … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, November 2018

ENDNOTES, November 2018 In this edition: In Remembrance, from the Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital, Percy Sherwood’s Double Concerto from EM Records, Orchestral Works, by Ruth Gipps. A century ago this month, The Great War– the “war to end wars”, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, August 2018

ENDNOTES, August 2018 In this edition: a flourish, from Sir Granville Bantock on the Somm label; piano sonatas by Beethoven, and Elgar’s Second Symphony, from Chandos Records, reviewed by STUART MILLSON Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was a noted composer, conductor … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, May 2018

Endnotes, May 2018 In this edition: a revelation from Roussel; Elgar, choral and orchestral music, reviewed by STUART MILLSON The music of Albert Roussel makes only the occasional appearance in British concert programmes or recording catalogues, with French 20th century music … Continue reading

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Recessional

 Recessional Lo, all our pomp of yesterday  Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!                                          (Kipling) For Stuart Millson, loss and decline … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 6th December 2017

ENDNOTES, 6th December 2017 In this edition: Ronald Corp conducts Parry, Elgar & Vaughan Williams; A Wind in the Willows fantasy, narrated by Simon Callow; Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker from Bergen, reviewed by STUART MILLSON. Echoes of Mozart, reviewed by LESLIE JONES … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 8th August 2017

ENDNOTES, 8th August 2017        In this edition: The Richard Hickox Legacy from Chandos Records, including The Black Knight, reviewed by Stuart Millson The orchestral and operatic conductor, Richard Hickox CBE, was probably one of the hardest-working and most committed … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, 5th June 2017

ENDNOTES, 5th June 2017 In a Summer Garden: new discoveries and romantic masterpieces at this year’s English Music Festival “Roses, lilies and a thousand sweet-scented flowers. Bright butterflies flitting from petal to petal, and gold-brown bees murmuring in the warm, … Continue reading

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