Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein
Salut d’Amour, Op. 12, is a musical work composed by Edward Elgar in 1888, originally written for violin and piano.
Elgar finished the piece in July 1888, when he was engaged to be married to Caroline Alice Roberts, and he called it “Liebesgruss” (‘Love’s Greeting’) because of Miss Roberts’ fluency in German. When he returned home to London on 22 September from a holiday at the house of his friend Dr. Charles Buck, in Settle, he presented it to her as an engagement present. Alice, for her part, offered him a poem called “The Wind at Dawn” which she had written years before and which he soon set to music.
The dedication was in French: “à Carice”. “Carice” was a combination of his wife’s names Caroline Alice, and was the name to be given to their daughter born two years later.
It was not published by Schott & Co. until a year later, and the first editions were for violin and piano, piano solo, cello and piano, and for small orchestra. Few copies were sold until Schott changed the title to “Salut d’Amour” with Liebesgruss as a sub-title, and the composer’s name as ‘Ed. Elgar’. The French title, Elgar realised, would help the work to be sold not only in France but in other European countries: Schott was a German publisher, with offices in Mainz, London, Paris and Brussels.
The work’s first recording was made in 1915 for The Gramophone Company with an orchestra conducted by the composer.
“Salut d’amour” is one of Elgar’s best-known works and has inspired numerous arrangements for widely varying instrumental combinations. It was even arranged as a song “Woo thou, Sweet Music” with words by A. C. Bunten.
Andrei Gocan conductor
Duke’s Hall, London
Flute: Anton Dvizov Clarinet: Sergey Dereza
Conductor: Valery Chlebnikov
Orchestre symphonique de Volgograd Russia 12.04.2009
Conductor: Jiři Stárek
Orchestra: SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä conductor
Orchestra of The 18th Century – Frans Brüggen conductor
Jiří Bělohlávek Conductor
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61
From Wikipedia: Cadenzas for the work have been written by several notable violinists, including Joachim. The cadenzas by Fritz Kreisler are probably most often employed. More recently, composer Alfred Schnittke provided controversial cadenzas with a characteristically 20th-century flavor; violinist Gidon Kremer has recorded the concerto with the Schnittke cadenzas. New Klezmer-inspired cadenzas written by Airat Ichmatourov for Alexandre Da Costa in 2011 have been recorded by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra for Warner Classics and will be released in 2013.
The following violinists and composers have written cadenzas: Continue reading
Anna Skálová, violin
Nan Washburn, conductor
October 8, 2011
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
Cortege solennel, Op.91
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Igor Golovchin, conductor
Angela Gheorghiu & Roberto Alagna – a Gala Concert from Dresden (2000)
With Staatskapelle Dresden, Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli