Thursday, December 21, 2006

Music

Listening, this morning, to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's rendition of Sir Edward Elgar's Symphony No. 2, Op. 63, and his Coronation March, Op. 65, both written in 1911. Symphony No. 2 was dedicated by the composer to the memory of King Edward VII; the March was written for the coronation of George V.
In any case, both are beautiful pieces of music, particularly the fourth movement, moderato e maestoso, of Symphony No. 2. On the whole, Elgar is possibly my favorite composer.

4 comments:

Andrewdb said...

Imperialist

(it takes one to know one)

El Jefe Maximo said...

I suppose that some persons think that the trouble with me is that I do not take the term as an insult.

louielouie said...

monarchist.

EJM reply:
or that one either.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Or that one either.

Wait, he said that.