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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

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

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

$15.00

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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

($21.25) $17.00

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Emily Birsan (soprano), Barry Banks (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Collegium Musicum Choir, Edvard Grieg Kor, Sir Andrew Davis

there's nothing stilted about Elgar's music: it crackles with confident vitality...the Norwegian choruses respond with crisp vigour and superb English diction, only faintly (and appropriately)... More…

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2 SACDs

$29.50

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

This release includes a digital booklet

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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2 CDs

($21.25) $17.00

Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days

No digital booklet included

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

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

Unforgettable! More…

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No digital booklet included

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

$10.00

Usually despatched in 3 - 4 working days

No digital booklet included

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

$15.00

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This release includes a digital booklet

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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CD

$15.00

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This release includes a digital booklet

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

($14.75) $11.25

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No digital booklet included