Elgar: The Wand of Youth; Nursery Suite

Elgar: The Wand of Youth; Nursery Suite

by James Judd


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Elgar: The Wand of Youth; Nursery Suite

It is a lovely thought that even now in the early years of the new millennium there is no corner of the British Commonwealth of Nation where the music of Elgar does not still sound sweetly upon the gentle air. Even now in the most far-flung islands of the empire, conductor James Judd is able to elicit performances from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra of surpassing charm, beauty, and tenderness. It is as if the spirits of Boult and Barbirolli infuse Judd's technique, that something of their wisdom and warmth suffuses Judd's interpretations. And one could almost swear that the deep, rich tones of the Royal Philharmonic under Beecham are embodied in the dulcet and radiant tones of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. The music, of course, is Elgar at his most evocative and nostalgic and his least pretentious, that is, music ideal for an aubade or a soiree or even just with afternoon tea. Naxos' sound is warm and very live.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2004
Label: Naxos
UPC: 0747313216628
catalogNumber: 8557166
Rank: 115212


  1. Wand of Youth, Suite No.1, for orchestra, Op. 1a
  2. Wand of Youth, Suite No.2, for orchestra, Op. 1b
  3. Dream Children, for small orchestra (or piano), Op. 43
  4. Nursery Suite, for orchestra

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James Judd   Primary Artist

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