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ELGAR: Wand of Youth / Nursery Suite

Composer(s)Elgar, Edward
Artist(s) Judd, James, Conductor • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.557166
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Illustrating a generally little known facet of Elgar’s music, this recording brings together a number of works on which the composer had worked in childhood. Forty years after writing the tunes for a children’s play about age, youth and the escapism of fairyland, for performance in the family with his brothers and sisters, Elgar refashioned them into the two suites known as The Wand of Youth, from which Wild Bears continues to enjoy a separate existence as a popular concert encore. With its tender, wistful moods and restrained scoring, the Nursery Suite of 1930 is Elgar’s final evocation of childhood.

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Work/Track Title Time
ELGAR: Wand of Youth / Nursery Suite 1:06:50   
  The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 1, Op. 1a          
      I. Overture 1:45       
      II. Serenade 2:23       
      III. Minuet 2:09       
      IV. Sun Dance 2:41       
      V. Fairy Pipers 4:30       
      VI. Slumber Scene 4:14       
      VII. Fairies and Giants 3:01       
  The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 2, Op. 1b          
      I. March 3:49       
      II. Little Bells 2:41       
      III. Moths and Butterflies 2:18       
      IV. Fountain Dance 3:15       
      V. The Tame Bear 2:37       
      VI. The Wild Bears 2:16       
  Dream Children, Op. 43          
      I. Andante 4:26       
      II. Allegretto piacevole 3:56       
  Nursery Suite          
      I. Aubade 3:33       
      II. The Serious Doll 2:57       
      III. Busy-Ness 2:00       
      IV. The Sad Doll 2:21       
      V. The Wagon (Passes) 1:36       
      VI. The Merry Doll 1:32       
      VII. Dreaming 6:50       
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