Cockaigne


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Cockaigne

fabled land of luxury and idleness. [Medieval Legend: NCE, 589]
See: Luxury
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The treatment of so few texts, with just a glance at Cockaigne and some of Utopia's later progeny, allows Kendrick room for intense thought but means he must ignore many texts that might confirm or modify his arguments: that adventure in dystopic carnival reversal, Joseph Hall's Mundus Alter et Idem, William Bullein's popular Dialogue Against the Fever Pestilence (1564) with its description of "Nodnol," and even some French texts related to Rabelais that exploit Cockaigne--such as Les Navigations de Panurge, with its delightful custom of rejuvenating old men in vats of wine.
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Ed will end his stint as principal guest conductor on April 23 with an all-English programme, beginning with Elgar's Cockaigne Overture, continuing with his Cello Concerto (soloist Alban Gerhardt) and concluding with Tippett's rarely performed Second Symphony.
Next week, he will conduct a programme in which the exuberance of Elgar's portrait of Edwardian London in Cockaigne Overture contrasts beautifully with the darkness that lies just beneath the serene surface of Vaughan Williams' most popular symphony, Symphony No.
The programme also includes Edward German's Overture from Nell Gwyn, Elgar's Cockaigne Overture, and Vaughan Williams' Symphony No2 'London'.
That's got about as much substance as Cockaigne or Thule.
There is the Cockaigne overture and the Chopin 1st Piano Concerto, played by Sa Chen.
But Tchaikovsky's bracing masterpiece was just the icing on a very palatable cake which began with Elgar's rollicking Cockaigne Overture, and included pieces by Smetana, Walton, Robert Farnon and Eric Coates.
The orchestra were in top form starting the concert confidently with Elgar's strolling, striding Cockaigne Overture (In London Town).
will feature pieces like Elgar's Cockaigne and highlights from The Planets.
Andrew Litton includes the Enigma Variations in a delicious all-English programme which also includes Britten's Frank Bridge Variations and Walton's bitter-sweet Violin Concerto, James Ehnes the soloist, and Edward Gardner, sadly in his last season as CBSO principal guest conductor, directs a menu of Cockaigne and the Cello Concerto (Alban Gerhardt soloist), followed by rare hearings of Frank Bridge's Lament for Strings and Tippett's luminous Second Symphony.
First the old -Elgar''s Cockaigne Opus 40, the composer''s evocation of a bustling, confident Edwardian London.