Elgar - The Wand of Youth Suites & other works - Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder - 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 44KHZ)

Elgar – The Wand of Youth Suites & other works – Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder – 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 44KHZ)

Composer: Edward William Elgar
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
Conductor: Mark Elder
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Number of Discs: 1 CD
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Halle Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder / Elgar – The Wand of Youth Suites & other works

The Wand of Youth (Music to a Child’s Play), Suite No.1, Op. 1a:

01. I. Overture (Allegro molto) (01:35)
02. II. Serenade (Andantino) (02:26)
03. III. Minuet (Old Style) [Andante] (02:05)
04. IV. Sun Dance (Presto) (02:48)
05. V. Fairy Pipers (Allegretto) (04:00)
06. VI. Slumber Scene (Moderato) (04:27)
07. VII. Fairies and Giants (Presto) (03:41)

The Wand of Youth (Music to a Child’s Play), Suite No. 2, Op. 1b:

08. I. March. Alla Marcia (Allegro moderato) (04:56)
09. II. The Little Bells (Scherzino) [Allegro molto] (02:40)
10. III. Moths and Butterflies (Dance) [Allegretto] (02:09)
11. IV. Fountain Dance (Allegretto comodo) (03:01)
12. V. The Tame Bear (Allegro moderato) (02:42)
13. VI. The Wild Bears (Presto) (02:20)

14. Salut d’amour (Liebesgruss), Op.12 (03:32)

Nursery Suite:

15. I. Aubade (Awake) [Lento – Allegretto] (05:07)
16. II. The Serious Doll (Andantino) (03:10)
17. III. Busy-ness! (Allegro molto) (02:12)
18. IV. The Sad Doll (Andantino) (02:07)
19. V. The Wagon (Passes) [Allegretto] (01:27)
20. VI. The Merry Doll (Allegro molto) (01:41)
21. VII. Dreaming (Lento) – (03:26)
22. VIII. Envoy (Coda) (05:00)

23. Chanson de nuit, Op. 15 No. 1 (04:32)

Salut d’Amour is a charming piece of Victorian salon music. Written as a musical love letter to his once student Caroline Alice Roberts on the eve of their engagement, the piece is graced by Elgar’s melodic flair. Along with the other early work in this collection Chanson de nuit its success contributed to the gradual establishment of Elgar’s reputation as a composer. The Nursery Suite, was based on a number of early compositions which Elgar, by then Master of the King’s Musick, had rediscovered in 1930 not long after the birth of the Duke and Duchess of York’s second daughter, Princess Margaret Rose. Dedicated to the royal family the work’s eight movements feature expert embellishments of childhood material, skillful melodic writing a nd characterful use of solo instruments, evoking feelings of nostalgia with a real charm.

MusicWeb International

Committed Elgarians will relish the delicacy and sensibility of Elder’s performance.

MusicWeb International

There are no better Elgarians around when Sir Mark Elder and his Hallé Orchestra take wing in music that just runs through their veins…Sympathetically conducted by Sir Mark Elder, the Hallé lavish great care and attention on these works in delightfully fresh performances of irresistible joie de vivre.

Classical Music

Elder’s Elgar is one of the conductor’s many strengths, and he brings a light, often gossamer touch to the Hallé, an orchestra which under his guidance now plays like a dream. The caressingly blissful peace of ‘The Serious Doll’, blisteringly interrupted by the ferocity of ‘Busy-ness!’, gives an idea of the variety encountered in the Nursery Suite. Lyn Fletcher is a sweet-toned soloist in ‘Envoy’, the final movement, almost sounding like an excerpt from a cadenza before the long lines begin.




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