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Sometimes the best discoveries in music aren’t pieces that you’ve never heard before, but those you have, made new by remarkable interpretations…At the recital’s heart is a breath-catching performance... More…

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Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos

Steven Isserlis (cello)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius & Sea Pictures

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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 New  Offer Elgar: Falstaff, Orchestral Songs; Grania and Diarmid

Roderick Williams (baritone)

BBC Philharmonic, Sir Andrew Davis

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Elgar: The Apostles, Op. 49

Rebecca Evans (The Angel Gabriel/The Blessed Virgin Mary), Alice Coote (Mary Magdalene/Narrator 2), Paul Groves (Narrator 1/John), Jacques Imbrailo (Jesus), David Kempster (Peter) & Brindley Sherratt (Judas)

Hallé & Hallé Youth Choir & Hallé Choir, Sir Mark Elder

It has all the tension and excitement of live performance, rising to incandescence in the closing pages, and Mark Elder has perfect control of the large forces and dramatic pacing. Brindley Sherratt... More…

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

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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Elgar: Violin Concerto & Introduction and Allegro

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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Elgar & Carter: Cello Concertos

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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 Offer Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Angel), Andrew Staples (Gerontius), Thomas Hampson (Priest/Angel of the Agony)

Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsopernchor, RIAS Kammerchor, Daniel Barenboim

Staples is a young-sounding and affecting Gerontius…he uses his vulnerability to good effect…Wyn-Rogers sings with great feeling and intensity and an always vivid response to text…Hampson is... More…

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Elgar: Violin Concerto & Serenade for Strings

James Ehnes (violin)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

James Ehnes has a lovely ripe vibrato and an expressive openness that touches the heart from his first entry. It's when it comes to the balancing of confessional intimacy with symphonic purposefulness... More…

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