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Composer of the Week: Elgar

Synopsis

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4/5. Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the eerily desolate landscape of Longdon Marsh, a few miles west of Tewkesbury, where Elgar used to get away from it all and explore his sense of melancholy.

Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G. Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson.
Andante (Violin Sonata in E minor). Maxim Vengerov (violin), Revital Chachamov (piano).
Interlude (Falstaff). London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.

Moderato - Adagio (Piano Quintet). Nash Ensemble.
The Ascension (The Apostles). London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox.

Repeated at 8.45pm

Contributors

Presenter: Stephen Johnson
Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Revital Chachamov
Conductor: Richard Hickox.
Soloist: The Blessed Virgin/The Angel Gabriel: Alison Hargan (soprano)
Soloist: Mary Magdalene: Alfreda Hodgson (contralto)
Soloist: St John: David Rendall (tenor)
Soloist: St Peter: Bryn Terfel (bass)
Soloist: Jesus: Stephen Roberts (bass)
Soloist: Judas: Robert Lloyd (bass)






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