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Composer of the Week: Elgar

Synopsis

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2/5. Donald Macleod and Stephen Johnson explore Elgar's equivocal relationship with the city of Worcester, from his birthplace cottage in the nearby village of Broadheath, to the former county lunatic asylum where he gained his first conducting job.

Pomp and Circumstance March No 2 in A minor Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
Fairy Pipers; Slumber Scene; Fairies and Giants (The Wand of Youth Suite No 1) RLPO, conductor Vernon Handley Presto (Organ Sonata in G, Op 28) Christopher Herrick
The Valentine (Five Lancers) Rutland Sinfonia, conductor Barry Collett

Praise to the Holiest (The Dream of Gerontius, Part 2) Gwynne Howell (bass), Felicity Palmer (mezzo), Roderick Elms (organ), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox

Repeated at 8.45pm

Contributors

Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Presenter: Stephen Johnson
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Organ: Christopher Herrick
Conductor: Barry Collett
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Bass: Felicity Palmer
Organ: Roderick Elms
Conductor: Richard Hickox






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