Σάββατο, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

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ELGAR EDWARD



*Thomas Katsavakis
Διάρκεια: 14’25’’
► Sir Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) : Cockaigne Overture "In London Town", a concert overture for orchestra op. 40.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Sir Alexander Gibson
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture

Διάρκεια: 15’03’’
► Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934) : Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)' HD "The BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Conductor Jac van Steen
Edward Elgar — Overture 'Cockaigne (In London Town)' HD

*Kiriaki Chrysanidou
Sir Edward Elgar ENIGMA VARIATIONS Op 36 Royal Philharmonic Andrew Litton
Το Enigma Variations [Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra ("Enigma"), Op. 36] του Sir Edward Elgar, παρουσιάστηκε πρώτη φορά στο Λονδίνο στις 19/06/1899 και αφορά ένα γενικό θέμα και τις 14 παραλλαγές του. 13 παραλλαγές που "ζωγραφίζουν" τους φίλους του συνθέτη και μία ακόμη, η 14η που αφορά τον ίδιο τον Elgar. Ο σύνδεσμος όλων (των παραλλαγών) η φιλία και η αγάπη.
Ο συνθέτης αναφέρει σχετικά πως όλα συνέβησαν ένα βράδυ στις 21/10/1898 : " After a long day’s fiddle teaching in Malvern, I came home very tired. Dinner being over, my dear wife said to me, ‘Edward, you look like a good cigar,’ and having lighted it, I sat down at the piano. In a little while, soothed and feeling rested, I began to play, and suddenly my wife interrupted by saying, ‘Edward, that’s a good tune.’ I awoke from the dream: ‘Eh! tune, what tune!’ and she said, ‘Play it again, I like that tune.’ I played and strummed, and played, and then she exclaimed, ‘That’s the tune.’ And that tune is the theme of the Variations." Αρκετά χρόνια αργότερα, η κόρη του Elgar ανέφερε για το ίδιο περιστατικό: "My father was at the piano, smoking his pipe, and when I went to bed I heard him playing what I thought were pretty tunes. My mother told me he was inventing music about his friends, and he turned to her and said, ‘Who’s that like?’ My mother replied, ‘I can’t quite say, but it’s exactly the way WMB goes out of the room.’ " Το "Enigma" δεν αφορά την ταυτότητα των φίλων του συνθέτη αλλά όπως ο ίδιος ο συνθέτη είπε, πριν την πρεμιέρα του έργου: "The ‘Enigma’ I will not explain – its ‘dark saying’ must be left unguessed, and I warn you that the apparent connection between the Variations and the Theme is often of the slightest texture; further, through and over the whole set another and larger theme ‘goes’, but is not played . . . So the principal Theme never appears, even as in some late dramas – eg Maeterlinck’s L’Intruse and Les sept Princesses – the chief character is never on stage."

Sir Edward Elgar ENIGMA VARIATIONS Op 36
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Andrew Litton

Structure
1 Theme (Andante)
2 Variation I (L'istesso tempo) "C.A.E."
3 Variation II (Allegro) "H.D.S.-P."
4 Variation III (Allegretto) "R.B.T."
5 Variation IV (Allegro di molto) "W.M.B."
6 Variation V (Moderato) "R.P.A."
7 Variation VI (Andantino) "Ysobel"
8 Variation VII (Presto) "Troyte"
9 Variation VIII (Allegretto) "W.N."
10 Variation IX (Adagio) "Nimrod"
11 Variation X (Intermezzo: Allegretto) "Dorabella"
12 Variation XI (Allegro di molto) "G.R.S."
13 Variation XII (Andante) "B.G.N."
14 Variation XIII (Romanza: Moderato) "* * *" 15 Variation XIV (Finale: Allegro Presto) "E.D.U."

Enigma Variations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες γι'αυτό το σπουδαίο έργο για το οποίο ο Richard Strauss δήλωσε :
"Here for the first time is an English composer who has something to say". αλλά και για τους φίλους του Elgar θα βρείτε εδώ : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_Variations http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/classical/elgar/notes/note_enigma.shtml

*Sergios Malakates
Jacqueline du Pre, Elgar Cello Concerto in full
Το κοντσέρτο με το οποίο ταυτίσθηκε η θρυλική και τραγική συνάμα σολίστ για την οποία ο Μ. Rostropovich είχε πει ότι ήταν η μόνη της νεώτερης γενιάς που θα μπορούσε να τον ξεπεράσει

*Konstantinos Kouzof
Elgar - Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84 (1918)

*Landau Red
Elgar - Violin Concerto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mcU89l2r38

*Gianni Christopoulos
E. Elgar - Violin Concerto In B Minor, Op. 61 (Live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXtTLtfjqWE

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