Acceptera cookies

NaxosDirect använder cookies. Genom att fortsätta på sidan godkänner du användandet av cookies.
Jag accepterar
Image

Holst, Gustav - The Planets; Enigma Variations - Litton, Andrew


Köp + 159 kr

Leveranstid: Skickas vanligtvis inom 2-5 dagar
It is striking that two of the true classics in English orchestral music were composed within the short space of some fifteen years around the turn of the previous century. Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations have charmed as well as fascinated listeners since the first performance in 1899. In 14 remarkably diverse variations Elgar demonstrates his compositional mastery while creating miniature portraits of his closest friends, as well as of his wife and himself. By turns gentle, idyllic, tempestuous and boisterous, the pieces – which often run seamlessly into each other – nevertheless make up a coherent whole, like a group portrait taken during a country weekend. As for the enigma of the title, Elgar – who loved puzzles – maintained that another melody ‘went with’ the theme, and musicologists have searched for the answer ever since, without success. In 1916 Gustav Holst completed another set of musical character sketches – his suite The Planets, in seven movements. These have little to do with astronomy and even less with the Roman deities whose names they carry. Holst was rather inspired by astrology and the suite actually concerns human character as influenced by the planets. The concept – like that of Elgar's variations – provides for a variety of moods and expressions, and in his score Holst took full advantage of these possibilities. To achieve this he made use of a large orchestra including much percussion, two harps, celesta, organ, two sets of timpani. He also included parts for certain unusual instruments such as bass flute, bass oboe and tenor tuba, and – in the final movement – a female chorus. Performing the programme in the warm acoustics of Bergen's Grieg Hall, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Litton give it their all in this sonic spectacular
Fakta
Artikelnummer BIS2068
Streckkod 7318599920689
Utgivningsdatum 2019-07-05
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag BIS
Enhet Hybrid SACD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Dirigenter Litton, Andrew
Kompositörer Holst, Gustav
Elgar, Edward
Orkestrar Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Skriv din egen recension
Du måste logga in för att kunna skriva en recension
Om du tycker om The Planets; Enigma Variations, berätta det gärna för dina vänner! Du kan snabbt och enkelt dela denna sida direkt på Facebook, Twitter och via e-post här nedanför.

Rekommendationer

Image
239 kr
Holst, Gustav - British Classics (DVD) - Atherton, David
Image
159 kr
Prokofiev, Sergey - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7 (SACD) - Litton, Andrew
Image
159 kr
Elgar, Edward - Symphony No. 1 / Cockaigne Overture - Oramo, Sakari
Image
159 kr
Elgar, Edward - Symphony No. 2 (SACD) - Oramo, Sakari
Beethoven / Mozart - Quintets for Piano & Winds - Hough, Stephen (piano) BIS1552 2007-02-28 159 kr
Aho, Kalevi - Contrabassoon Concerto/Tuba Concerto BIS1574 2007-02-28 159 kr
Rachmaninov, Sergey - 3CD-BOX: Symfoni nr 1-3 - Hughes, Owain Arwel (conductor) BIS1665 2007-01-31 299 kr
Fåtal i lager Köp +
Prokofiev, Sergey - Romeo & Juliet - Litton, Andrew (conductor) BISSACD1301 2007-01-29 159 kr
Sibelius, Jean - Origin of Fire, The - Ylioppilaskunnan laulajat BIS1525 2007-01-29 159 kr
Groven, Eivind - Towards the mountains - Aadland, Eivind BIS1312 2007-01-08 159 kr
Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Mitt konto
Min varukorg: 0 artiklar