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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1500 on: June 21, 2012, 01:09:58 AM »
Just a spoonful of sugar, Mike . . . .
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« Reply #1501 on: June 21, 2012, 06:29:58 AM »
Were it only one spoonful!

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1502 on: June 21, 2012, 06:32:36 AM »
Were it only one spoonful!

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1503 on: June 21, 2012, 06:55:48 AM »
I have the "dark brown" cover.

I have the dark brown and gold cover too.

I have the Union-Jack-detail cover.

I have the King in his crown, which I think is the original CD cover.

Since we're all confessing: mine's the Union Jack.

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1504 on: June 21, 2012, 07:02:30 AM »
Since we're all confessing: mine's the Union Jack.

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Apparently, this might make a fun poll. Who knew?!? :)  (And I have the Union Jack cover too, though I thought I would be getting the brown one based on the picture at the site I bought it)
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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1505 on: June 21, 2012, 09:55:08 AM »
It seems that the green cover must be exceedingly rare!!

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1506 on: June 21, 2012, 12:21:59 PM »
The disc itself is much less rare than I had supposed. If they keep issuing it in different covers, eventually everyone will have a copy, or in some, curiously, two.

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1507 on: June 21, 2012, 06:54:22 PM »
ok, straight up, what is the fuss about Elgar? Did he invent a minor ninth or something? seriously, I'm not mocking,... just tell me,... which movement is it? Which is 'The One'? I gather, too, that only certain conductors get how to 'do' the thing.

I know, I'm sorry, it sounds crass. I mean, I love the Big Melody i9n the Cello Concerto. And I get the Piano Quintet,... I even have a disc of Elgar fun things on Chandos that I haven't listened to in 15 years.

If I were an Elgar junkie, and I needed a fix BADDD, what single arch of music will I go for? Besides Finzi! :-*
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« Reply #1508 on: June 22, 2012, 12:06:54 AM »
I love the Big Melody in the Cello Concerto. And I get the Piano Quintet,...

With those two pieces you may have answered your own question. To those I might add (perhaps in this order, but they're all quintessential Elgar):

The Spirit of England (See all the comments above, but when you've read 'em, get the Cahill/Gibson version and thrill to the freedom of choosing the cover you most like.)
Enigma Variations
Violin sonata
Violin concerto
1st symphony

I know you asked for the quick fix, but apart from the ubiquitous 'Nimrod' from Enigma, I'm not sure it can be done in bits very well.
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« Reply #1509 on: June 22, 2012, 12:14:56 AM »
I would describe Cahill as having vibrancy, not a vibrato......I dislike a vibrato in the main.

Yes that sounds right Mike, and thanks for the clarification - I too struggle with a prominent vibrato as a rule (we've had similar discussions before, haven't we?), but I've never thought of it as a problem here.

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1510 on: June 22, 2012, 04:49:53 AM »
ok, straight up, what is the fuss about Elgar? Did he invent a minor ninth or something?
Elgar invented and patented his own soup.

If I were an Elgar junkie, and I needed a fix BADDD, what single arch of music will I go for? Besides Finzi! :-*

Quick fix in 5 minutes: Elegy, Op. 58

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1511 on: June 22, 2012, 04:58:21 AM »
Quick fix in 5 minutes: Elegy, Op. 58

A lovely piece, I agree; but I am doubtful that that is the sort of Elgar piece to sell snypsss.

I should happily learn that it us otherwise, of course.
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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1512 on: June 22, 2012, 05:33:59 AM »
A lovely piece, I agree; but I am doubtful that that is the sort of Elgar piece to sell snypsss.

I should happily learn that it us otherwise, of course.

I just listened to that today by chance. Wonderful piece.  I always like the Cockaigne Overture when I want a short Elgar piece.
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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1513 on: June 22, 2012, 06:03:14 AM »
It seems that the green cover must be exceedingly rare!!

I have the green one!! And the news that I own something that is exceedingly rare helps somewhat, because, although the disc itself is stunning (and renewed thanks for Alan for pointing it in our/my direction), I always thought the green cover was both plain and ugly. But if it's rare, well...that makes a difference.   ;D  ;D
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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1514 on: June 22, 2012, 06:08:39 AM »
Oh, 'tis a rare pain, that's sartain . . . .
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« Reply #1515 on: June 22, 2012, 06:12:02 AM »
oops!  ;D

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« Reply #1516 on: June 22, 2012, 06:14:14 AM »
Hah! But I did enjoy the typo so . . . was not apparently a typo, save that I thought you omitted "a pain."
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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1517 on: June 22, 2012, 06:14:46 AM »
Some colors, truly, are pert near visual pain.
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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1518 on: June 22, 2012, 06:15:58 AM »
Elgar invented and patented his own soup.
;D ( :o )
Bravo!

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Re: Elgar's Hillside
« Reply #1519 on: June 22, 2012, 06:19:07 AM »
If we're spotting typos, I quite like this one....

Full fix (2 hours): The Apostless, Op. 49

Those poor folk, scraping through life without even a single Apost...