History Music / EdwardElgar

7th Jun '16 5:35:35 PM Doug86
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Elgar's big break came with the ''Enigma Variations'' ([[GoodNameForARockBand a good name for a spy novel]]), conducted at its premier by the famous German composer Hans Richter (incidentally, a good name for the villain of said spy novel). ''Enigma'' was hugely well received, finally giving Elgar's music the critical clout and cultural relevance it richly deserved. Likely due to Elgar's ''penchant'' for emulating and refining central European styles of music, it was also warmly appreciated in Europe, and remains highly popular to this day. His next big piece was the famous ''Pomp and Circumstance No.1'', which remains a favourite with the British viewing public during the BBC Proms (not like the American high school thing; an eight week series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall put on by the BBC). In 1911, King George V awarded him with an Order of Merit. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, his music fell out of fashion, and he was devastated by the loss of his dear wife, Alice, to lung cancer in 1920. After her death, his motivation slipped completely: he indulged a great number of bizarre enthusiasms, such as building a laboratory in his garden, and journeying up the Amazon because he could. British Pathe recorded him conducting a rendition of ''Pomp and Circumstance'' in 1931, which contains the only audio recording of him, instructing the orchestra to "play this tune as though you've never heard it before". He died of cancer in 1934, and is buried next to his wife at St Wulstan's Church, Little Malvern.

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Elgar's big break came with the ''Enigma Variations'' ([[GoodNameForARockBand a good name for a spy novel]]), conducted at its premier by the famous German composer Hans Richter (incidentally, a good name for the villain of said spy novel). ''Enigma'' was hugely well received, finally giving Elgar's music the critical clout and cultural relevance it richly deserved. Likely due to Elgar's ''penchant'' for emulating and refining central European styles of music, it was also warmly appreciated in Europe, and remains highly popular to this day. His next big piece was the famous ''Pomp and Circumstance No.1'', which remains a favourite with the British viewing public during the BBC Proms (not like the American high school thing; an eight week series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall put on by the BBC). In 1911, King George V awarded him with an Order of Merit. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, his music fell out of fashion, and he was devastated by the loss of his dear wife, Alice, to lung cancer in 1920. After her death, his motivation slipped completely: he indulged a great number of bizarre enthusiasms, such as building a laboratory in his garden, and journeying up the Amazon because he could. British Pathe recorded him conducting a rendition of ''Pomp and Circumstance'' in 1931, which contains the only audio recording of him, instructing the orchestra to "play this tune as though you've never heard it before". He died of cancer in 1934, and is buried next to his wife at St Wulstan's Church, Little Malvern.
23rd May '16 8:29:00 PM CDCF
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Elgar's big break came with the ''Enigma Variations'' ([[GoodNameForARockBand a good name for a spy novel]]), conducted at its premier by the famous German composer Hans Richter (incidentally, a good name for the villain of said spy novel). ''Enigma'' was hugely well received, finally giving Elgar's music the critical clout and cultural relevance it richly deserved. Likely due to Elgar's ''penchant'' for emulating and refining central European styles of music, it was also warmly appreciated in Europe, and remains highly popular to this day. His next big piece was the famous ''Pomp and Circumstance No.1'', which remains a favourite with the British viewing public during the BBC Proms (not like the American high school thing; an eight week series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall put on by the BBC). In 1911, King George V awarded him with an Order of Merit. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, his music fell out of fashion, and he was devastated by the loss of his dear wife, Alice, to lung cancer in 1920. After her death, his motivation slipped completely: he indulged a great number of bizarre enthusiasms, such as building a laboratory in his garden, and journeying up the Amazon because he could. British Pathe recorded him conducting a rendition of ''Pomp and Circumstance'' in 1931, which contains the only audio recording of him, instructing the orchestra to "play as you have never played before". He died of cancer in 1934, and is buried next to his wife at St Wulstan's Church, Little Malvern.

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Elgar's big break came with the ''Enigma Variations'' ([[GoodNameForARockBand a good name for a spy novel]]), conducted at its premier by the famous German composer Hans Richter (incidentally, a good name for the villain of said spy novel). ''Enigma'' was hugely well received, finally giving Elgar's music the critical clout and cultural relevance it richly deserved. Likely due to Elgar's ''penchant'' for emulating and refining central European styles of music, it was also warmly appreciated in Europe, and remains highly popular to this day. His next big piece was the famous ''Pomp and Circumstance No.1'', which remains a favourite with the British viewing public during the BBC Proms (not like the American high school thing; an eight week series of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall put on by the BBC). In 1911, King George V awarded him with an Order of Merit. After UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, his music fell out of fashion, and he was devastated by the loss of his dear wife, Alice, to lung cancer in 1920. After her death, his motivation slipped completely: he indulged a great number of bizarre enthusiasms, such as building a laboratory in his garden, and journeying up the Amazon because he could. British Pathe recorded him conducting a rendition of ''Pomp and Circumstance'' in 1931, which contains the only audio recording of him, instructing the orchestra to "play this tune as you have though you've never played heard it before". He died of cancer in 1934, and is buried next to his wife at St Wulstan's Church, Little Malvern.
14th May '16 11:49:32 AM nombretomado
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'''[[KnightFever Sir]] Edward Elgar''' (2 June 1857 -- 23 February 1934) was a British composer, born near Worcester in 1857. He is known a number of pieces, including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp And Circumstance Marches (five), and Cello Concerto. His musical style, unlike his contemporaries on the British music scene, was not influenced by Folk music, but more on Continental influences, including Handel, and French composers, including Creator/HectorBerlioz, Saint-Saens and Delibes, the last which proved to be a major influence on his music.

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'''[[KnightFever '''[[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] Edward Elgar''' (2 June 1857 -- 23 February 1934) was a British composer, born near Worcester in 1857. He is known a number of pieces, including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp And Circumstance Marches (five), and Cello Concerto. His musical style, unlike his contemporaries on the British music scene, was not influenced by Folk music, but more on Continental influences, including Handel, and French composers, including Creator/HectorBerlioz, Saint-Saens and Delibes, the last which proved to be a major influence on his music.
27th Aug '15 1:42:16 AM LondonKdS
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After his death, his work mostly disappeared from view. However, in recent years he has been increasing in popularity internationally, yet still remains most popular in Britain. Together with AC Benson, he wrote "Land of Hope and Glory" ([[RefrainFromAssuming officially titled]] "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1"), a British patriotic song that is today used as the anthem of [[BritishPoliticalSystem the Conservative Party]], and sometimes as the unofficial national anthem of England at sporting events where the UK nations compete separately.

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After his death, his work mostly disappeared from view. However, in recent years he has been increasing in popularity internationally, yet still remains most popular in Britain. Together with AC Benson, he wrote "Land of Hope and Glory" ([[RefrainFromAssuming officially titled]] "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1"), 1", with lyrics by AC Benson, has become a well-known British patriotic song that [[RefrainFromAssuming under the title]] "Land of Hope and Glory", which is today used as the anthem of [[BritishPoliticalSystem the Conservative Party]], and sometimes as the unofficial national anthem of England at sporting events where the UK nations compete separately.
27th Aug '15 1:40:27 AM LondonKdS
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After his death, his work mostly disappeared from view. However, in recent years he has been increasing in popularity internationally, yet still remains most popular in Britain. Together with AC Benson, he wrote "Land of Hope and Glory", a British patriotic song that is today used as the anthem of [[BritishPoliticalSystem the Conservative Party]], and sometimes as the unofficial national anthem of England at sporting events where the UK nations compete separately.

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After his death, his work mostly disappeared from view. However, in recent years he has been increasing in popularity internationally, yet still remains most popular in Britain. Together with AC Benson, he wrote "Land of Hope and Glory", Glory" ([[RefrainFromAssuming officially titled]] "Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1"), a British patriotic song that is today used as the anthem of [[BritishPoliticalSystem the Conservative Party]], and sometimes as the unofficial national anthem of England at sporting events where the UK nations compete separately.
27th Aug '15 1:38:39 AM LondonKdS
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After his death, his work mostly disappeared from view. However, in recent years he has been increasing in popularity internationally, yet still remains most popular in Britain. Together with AC Benson, he wrote "Land of Hope and Glory", a British patriotic song that is today used as the anthem of [[BritishPoliticalSystem the Conservative Party.]]

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After his death, his work mostly disappeared from view. However, in recent years he has been increasing in popularity internationally, yet still remains most popular in Britain. Together with AC Benson, he wrote "Land of Hope and Glory", a British patriotic song that is today used as the anthem of [[BritishPoliticalSystem the Conservative Party.]]
Party]], and sometimes as the unofficial national anthem of England at sporting events where the UK nations compete separately.



He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''. He also ended at #60 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.

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He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''. He also ended at #60 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''. \n From 1999 to 2010 he was chosen as the historical figure to appear on £20 English banknotes.
6th Jul '15 6:22:01 AM Elkhound
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He didn't write much church music, aside from some organ pieces, because he was Roman Catholic, and there was little demand for Catholic church music in England. Most of his sacred choral music is from the later part of his career, when he was so famous that his Catholicism was not held against him.
11th May '15 5:02:27 AM Patachou
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'''[[KnightFever Sir]] Edward Elgar''' (2 June 1857 -- 23 February 1934) was a British composer, born near Worcester in 1857. He is known a number of pieces, including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp And Circumstance Marches (five), and Cello Concerto. His musical style, unlike his contemporaries on the British music scene, was not influenced by Folk music, but more on Continental influences, including Handel, and French composers, including Berlioz, Saint-Saens and Delibes, the last which proved to be a major influence on his music.

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'''[[KnightFever Sir]] Edward Elgar''' (2 June 1857 -- 23 February 1934) was a British composer, born near Worcester in 1857. He is known a number of pieces, including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp And Circumstance Marches (five), and Cello Concerto. His musical style, unlike his contemporaries on the British music scene, was not influenced by Folk music, but more on Continental influences, including Handel, and French composers, including Berlioz, Creator/HectorBerlioz, Saint-Saens and Delibes, the last which proved to be a major influence on his music.



He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.

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He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''. He also ended at #60 in ''Series/OneHundredGreatestBritons''.
11th Mar '15 11:20:32 AM Patachou
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He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
4th Dec '14 3:49:46 PM Greenmantle
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[[{{Knighting}} Sir]] Edward Elgar (2 June 1857 -- 23 February 1934) was a British composer, born near Worcester in 1857. He is known a number of pieces, including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp And Circumstance Marches (five), and Cello Concerto. His musical style, unlike his contemporaries on the British music scene, was not influenced by Folk music, but more on Continental influences, including Handel, and French composers, including Berlioz, Saint-Saens and Delibes, the last which proved to be a major influence on his music.

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[[{{Knighting}} ->''"My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require."''
-->-- '''Edward Elgar''', as quoted in R J Buckley's ''Sir Edward Elgar''.

'''[[KnightFever
Sir]] Edward Elgar Elgar''' (2 June 1857 -- 23 February 1934) was a British composer, born near Worcester in 1857. He is known a number of pieces, including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp And Circumstance Marches (five), and Cello Concerto. His musical style, unlike his contemporaries on the British music scene, was not influenced by Folk music, but more on Continental influences, including Handel, and French composers, including Berlioz, Saint-Saens and Delibes, the last which proved to be a major influence on his music.
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