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ELGAR: Piano Music

Composer(s):Elgar, Edward
Artist(s) Wass, Ashley, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570166
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 9.99
 

 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Elgar’s piano works have been overshadowed by the large-scale works for which he is best known today. This recording combines the ever-popular Engima Variations, heard in the composer’s own transcription, with several occasional pieces of a romantic or nostalgic hue. These include the charming Sonatina written for Elgar’s niece, two movements from the wistful Dream Children (the orchestral version can be heard on Naxos 8.557166) and Une Idylle, which recalls a holiday in Scotland.
   


   




Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

It is strange, when Elgar was a master at writing idiomatically for every instrument of the orchestra, that he had little feeling for the piano. Nevertheless this collection of some of his lighter piano pieces…are treasurable, particularly in such sensitive hands as those of Ashley Wass. First-rate sound.



Review By Scott Cantrell,The Dallas Morning News,July 2007

Sir Edward Elgar would probably be taken more seriously today if he hadn't composed a bunch of marches titled Pomp and Circumstance. Between that and affecting the look of a country squire, the English composer, born 150 years ago last month, has been misunderstood as representing everything smug and stuffy in British life.

In truth, he was quite the outsider. He was the son of a provincial tradesman and lacked a university education. Only in his late 50s, after he'd been acclaimed in Germany, was he knighted.

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Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


Review By Edward Greenfield,Gramophone,October 2006


8.570166_Gramophone_Awards2006_UK.pdf


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