Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings Op.47
Heart-warming, optimistic, challenging and concise
Cooke’s Tour 9: Elgar Introduction and Allegro for Strings
Listen to Richard Cooke’s introduction
“I am turning my attention this week to Elgar and a particular favourite of mine and a potential graveyard for string-playing musicians. Elgar was himself a fine violinist and his writing displays a detailed and intimate knowledge of string technique. There had been a number of outstanding works for string orchestra, including the serenades by Tchaikovsky and Dvorak, and Elgar’s great work took its place amongst them…”
Canterbury Choral Society Music Director, Richard Cooke, is sharing his favourite works to give some musical nourishment in these difficult, isolated times. ‘Cooke’s Tour’ is a weekly musical voyage (not necessarily choral music) that music lovers can enjoy without leaving home. You can see his introductory video on Royal Choral Society YouTube channel.