1 in D while living at this house, which he rented for five years from 1898 and is where he also wrote several of his other famous works including The Dream of Gerontius
and Sea Pictures.
As part of its summer programme, English National Opera appeared at the Royal Festival Hall for a captivating production of Elgars The Dream of Gerontius
This performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
, which relates the journey of a pious man's soul from his deathbed to his judgement before God and settling into purgatory, demonstrated conductor Mark Wigglesworth's deep affinity with the composer's music and his ability to realise its full potential with this orchestra.
Newman was also a literary figure of note: his major writings including his autobiography Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1865-66), the Grammar of Assent (1870), and the poem The Dream of Gerontius
(1865), which was set to music in 1900 by Edward Elgar as an oratorio.
Why was John Henry Newman's The Dream of Gerontius
so popular with Victorian readers?
MEZZO-soprano Kitty Whately, who sings The Angel role in Newcastle Bach Choir's performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius
at The Sage this Sunday, has just won Britain's most prestigious singing award.
Sargent was unrivalled at that time in the oratorio repertoire, and Messiah, Israel in Egypt, Elijah and Dream of Gerontius
appeared in versions still highly regarded today, and Messiah and Elijah were re-recorded in stereo more than 10 years later.
READING ABOUT THE BEATIfiCATION CEREMONY for John Henry Cardinal Newman on September 19, 2010, inspired me to turn to a great poem by Newman that is best known today through performances of Edward Elgar's musical setting The Dream of Gerontius
Answers on page 29 Googling a runner Dream Of Gerontius
The third section has five papers on 'Performing Elgar': 'conducting Elgar' by Mark Elder, the role of the Angel in The Dream of Gerontius
by Dame Janet Baker, the late Lord Menuhin on Elgar as 'my musical grandfather', Tasmin Little on the violin concerto and Andrew Keener on Jacqueline du Pre's recordings of the cello concerto.
He examines James Hamilton- Paterson's Gerontius
and Elgar's music, as well as operatic representations in early twentieth century literature: Michael Berkeley and David Malouf's Baa Baa Black Sheep and Kipling.
In December, Heppner will record Elgar's Dream of Gerontius
, with mezzo Anne Sophie von Otter as the Angel and Sir Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, to be released on the orchestra's LSO Live label.