Salut d’Amour (Liebesgruss) op 12 by Edward Elgar

Performed by Zlata Brouwer (violin) and Carmen Stefanescu (piano)

by | Aug 22, 2018 | 4 comments

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Elgar finished the piece in July 1888, when he was romantically involved with Caroline Alice Roberts, and he called it “Liebesgruss” (‘Love’s Greeting’) because of Miss Roberts’ fluency in German. On their engagement she had already presented him with a poem “The Wind at Dawn” which he set to music and, when he returned home to London on 22 September from a holiday at the house of his friend Dr. Charles Buck in Settle, he gave her Salut d’Amour as an engagement present.

The dedication was in French: “à Carice”. “Carice” was a combination of his wife’s names Caroline Alice, and was the name to be given to their daughter born two years later.

I recorded and dedicated this piece in June for the birthday of a special person.

Thanks to the ‘Flute orchestral backings & piano accompaniments’ for making the piano accompaniment available. Click button below for just the accompaniment, so you can play along yourself.

4 Comments

  1. Eugenie

    Bravo! Beautiful Zlata! Very intense performance!

    Reply
  2. Mariano

    Hi mariano,

    Some of you perhaps remember that some time ago I let you all vote between two recordings of the same piece I made. I really learned a lot from all your likes, comments and mails. Thanks so much for your input! This is the final version:
    (I also included the sheet music and the piano accompaniment, so you can play this piece too)

    My question is : where the sheet music and the piano accompaniment? Can not find it. Thanks.

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    • Violinist Zlata Brouwer

      Hi Mariano, the links to the piano accompaniment and sheet music are in the text above!

      Reply

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