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Paul Groves (Gerontius), Alice Coote (Angel), Bryn Terfel (Priest/Angel of the Agony)

Halle, Hallé Choir, Hallé Youth Choir, Sir Mark Elder

Paul Groves's sophisticated, elegant tenor is not ideally the sort that should be essaying this role. With Bryn Terfel… sounding a little frayed, Alice Coote makes the biggest impact. It's... More…

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Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano)

Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

Zehetmair...is able to marry impassioned purpose with appreciation of Elgar's complexity...Mark Elder's direction is stunning...there's a warm glow about the Hallé sound that adds an extra strand... More…

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London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Solti seems freed from emotional inhibitions, with every climax superbly thrust home and the hushed intensity of the glorious slow movement captured magnificently on CD More…

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Allegri Quartet, Sinfonia of London, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonic Orchestra

Allegri String Quartet, Sinfonia of London & New Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

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Paul Tortelier (cello), Heddle Nash, Gladys Ripley, Dennis Noble, Norman Walker;

Huddersfield Choral Society, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent

This pioneering set of Gerontius has come up newly minted in these superbly engineered transfers taken from 78rpm masters. That only enhances the incandescence and fervour of the reading itself,... More…

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Richard Lewis (tenor), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-Soprano) & Kim Borg (bass)

Hallé Choir, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Ambrosian Singers & Hallé Orchestra, John Barbirolli

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$10.00

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Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano)

Hallé Orchestra, Mark Elder

The main focus of this disc from Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé is an outstanding recording of the First Symphony, but I chose it here mainly because of the first-rate account of In the South.... More…

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London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Elgar

The LSO plays out of its skin for the composer; Falstaff is brilliantly characterised, the Symphony has serious intensity. Fair sound for the vintage, with some harshness in the Symphony. More…

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Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Yvonne Minton

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Richard Hickox, Adrian Boult

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English Northern Philharmonia, David Lloyd Jones

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