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ELGAR: Wand of Youth / Nursery Suite


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ELGAR: Wand of Youth / Nursery Suite

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.

Elgar, Edward

  The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 1, Op. 1a
1.   I. Overture 00:01:45
2.   II. Serenade 00:02:23
3.   III. Minuet 00:02:09
4.   IV. Sun Dance 00:02:41
5.   V. Fairy Pipers 00:04:30
6.   VI. Slumber Scene 00:04:14
7.   VII. Fairies and Giants 00:03:01
  The Wand of Youth - Suite No. 2, Op. 1b
8.   I. March 00:03:49
9.   II. Little Bells 00:02:41
10.   III. Moths and Butterflies 00:02:18
11.   IV. Fountain Dance 00:03:15
12.   V. The Tame Bear 00:02:37
13.   VI. The Wild Bears 00:02:16
  Dream Children, Op. 43
14.   I. Andante 00:04:26
15.   II. Allegretto piacevole 00:03:56
  Nursery Suite
16.   I. Aubade 00:03:33
17.   II. The Serious Doll 00:02:57
18.   III. Busy - Ness 00:02:00
19.   IV. The Sad Doll 00:02:21
20.   V. The Wagon (Passes) 00:01:36
21.   VI. The Merry Doll 00:01:32
22.   VII. Dreaming 00:06:50

Total Playing Time: 01:06:50

Elgar, Edward

Judd, James

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557166

Barcode: 0747313216628

Physical Release: 02/2004

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