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Elgar: The New England Connection

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Andrew Constantine

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Symphonic Sketches  
1
I. Jubilee
George Whitefield Chadwick; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
8:33
2
II. Noël
George Whitefield Chadwick; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
8:22
3
III. Hobgoblin
George Whitefield Chadwick; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
6:34
4
IV. A Vagrom Ballad
George Whitefield Chadwick; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
7:57
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma"  
5
Theme
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
1:43
6
Var. 1. C.A.E.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
1:48
7
Var. 2. H.D.S-P.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
0:50
8
Var. 3. R.B.T.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
1:33
9
Var. 4. W.M.B.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
0:33
10
Var. 5, R.P.A.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
2:19
11
Var. 6. Ysobel
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
1:32
12
Var. 7. Troyte
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
1:02
13
Var. 8. W.N.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
2:09
14
Var. 9. Nimrod
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
4:18
15
Var. 10. Intermezzo. Dorabella
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
2:57
16
Var. 11. G.R.S.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
1:01
17
Var. 12. B.G.N.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
3:08
18
Var. 13. Romanza. ***
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
3:05
19
Var. 14. Finale. E.D.U.
Edward Elgar; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Andrew Constantine
5:41
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:05
BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Andrew Constantine present Elgar: The New England Connection, a release which explores the parallels and contrasts between the lives and music of England's Edward Elgar and New England's little-known George Whitefield Chadwick. A member of the so-called Second New England School along with composers such as Amy Beach, Chadwick was interested in developing a distinctly American sound, while Elgar's came to be seen as embodying an English style by commentators. This release pairs Chadwick's Symphonic Sketches with Elgar's famous “Enigma” Variations, which the National Orchestra musicians treat with equal verve and intensity.
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