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Stuart Skelton (tenor), Sarah Connolly (mezzo) & David Soar (bass), Sarah Connolly (mezzo)

BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

among the best Gerontius performances on record. Davis resists the temptation to make the work sound like a flabby, imitation Parsifal and the results are outstandingly convincing...[Skelton]... More…

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2 SACDs

$29.50

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Davis

These are four of the best Elgar performances on disc available. First, the recording is superb, with near-perfect balance and a really natural sound. Second, the playing of the BBC Symphony... More…

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CD

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Alisa Weilerstein (cello)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Weilerstein avoids nostalgia [in the Elgar] and produces instead an account that is full of passion, grief and nobility of feeling...Her interpretation [of the Carter], at once remarkably expressive... More…

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CD

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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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2 CDs

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Steven Isserlis (cello)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

This mesmerising meditation couldn't be in better hands More…

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Encores

Leonidas Kavakos (violin) & Enrico Pace (piano)

[Enrico Pace is] a marvellously attentive but far from self-effacing accompanist…[and] I doubt if there is more than a handful of violinists alive who can match Kavakos in the tonal variety,... More…

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Nigel Kennedy (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Kennedy's first recording of the Elgar Concerto is aflame with a young man's passionate inspiration, though never lacking subtler nuance, while Handley simply breathed Elgar like no-one else. More…

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CD

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Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

The performances of the songs are ardent, warm and full of conviction. As ever Roderick Williams sounds completely on the composer’s side. But after Falstaff it’s all too clear that they really... More…

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SACD

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English Music for Strings

Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)

English Chamber Orchestra

as a conductor, he evidently has the ability to make a difference to collective performance-level (the English Chamber Orchestra plays characteristically and vividly at every point) while not... More…

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CD

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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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CD

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