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Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)

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Year of birth1857
Year of death1934
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodRomantic

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Last Night of the Proms

Rachmaninov, Rossini, Handel, Elgar, Parry, Arne
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Owain Arwel Hughes; Danny Driver; Northampton Bach choir

Prom 1: First Night of the Proms

Elgar: The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Erin Wall; Catherine Wyn-Rogers; Andrew Staples; Christopher Purves

Classical Extravaganza

Rossini, Williams, Holst, Elgar, Strauss II, Gershwin, Mascagni, Khachaturian, Vaughan Williams, Coates
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Maxime Tortelier

Prom 2: Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky & Liszt

Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Liszt, Qigang Chen, Mussorgsky
China Philharmonic Orchestra; Long Yu; Haochen Zhang; Alison Balsom

Tasmin Little & Martin Roscoe - Ribble Valley International Piano Festival

Beethoven, Delius, Elgar, Vaughan Williams
Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
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Romans and Britons: Ehnes and Vancouver Symphony dazzle in a colourful programme

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BBC Philharmonic travels from Manchester to Salisbury Plain

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List of works
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63The Spirit of England for soprano/tenor chorus and orchestra, Op.80Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra, Op.47Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20In the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op.39Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G Major, Op.39Cockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40String Quartet in E minor, Op.83Carillon - recitation with orchestra, Op.75Elegy for string orchestra, Op.58Falstaff Symphonic Study for orchestra, Op.68Give Unto the Lord (Psalm 29) for choir and orchestra, Op.74Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss) for violin and piano, Op.12Sea Pictures - song cycle for contralto and orchestra, Op.37Sonata for violin and pianoSospiri for string orchestra and harp, Op.70The Apostles, Op.49The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51The Sanguine Fan for orchestra, Op.81The Snow, Op.26 no.1The Wand of Youth Suite No. 2 for orchestra, Op.1bChanson de nuitQuintet for Piano and Strings in A minorEnigma Variations: NimrodChanson de MatinThey are at restThe Apostles, Op.49: The Spirit of the LordThe Dream of Gerontius, Op.38: The Angel's FarewellPeter Pan