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Benjamin Nicholas plays
Elgar for organ -
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GERALD FENECH

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Elgar: Organ Works. © 2016 Delphian Records Ltd

Certainly England's most popular composer of any century, Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was not particularly fond of the keyboard. During his early years in Worcester his first instrument was the violin, and he also played the bassoon in an informal wind quintet, but the piano did not figure anywhere in these first years of his apprenticeship as a young composer. Elgar's father, William, was organist of St George's Catholic Church in Worcester for nearly forty years, so it is no surprise that the fifteen-year-old Edward took his father's mantle upon the old man's retirement, something Elgar detested. In fact he wrote very disparagingly about this early period of his life...

Copyright © 29 May 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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ELGAR: ORGAN WORKS - BENJAMIN NICHOLAS

EDWARD ELGAR

ORGAN MUSIC

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

OXFORD

ENGLAND

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