Tag Archives: Elgar

ENDNOTES, September 2021

ENDNOTES, September 2021 In this edition: British oboe quintets, from Chandos Record; Holiday music by Elgar; reviewed by Stuart Millson; Coda, Romancing the Dome, by the Editor The Doric String Quartet accompanies Nicholas Daniel, oboe, on the Chandos label in a … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, March 2021

ENDNOTES,  March 2021 In this edition: Elgar’s Italian maestro. Stuart Millson recalls conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli. When Worcestershire’s Edward Elgar emerged from what has been described as provincial obscurity into the realms of the European romantic mainstream, it became clear that … Continue reading

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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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