In the South, Op.50

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50, is a concert overture composed by Edward Elgar during a family holiday in Italy in the winter of 1903 to 1904 and dedicated to Leo F. Schuster. The subtitle Alassio refers to the town on the Italian Riviera where Elgar and his family stayed. He strolled around during the visit, while the landscape and history of the town provided him the inspiration. The première was given by the Hallé Orchestra in 1904, the third day of an "Elgar Festival" at the Royal Opera House in Covent ... more

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RecordingIn the South, Op.50 - Canto popolare (For Piano solo - Elgar)


In the South, Op.50


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