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Dame Janet Baker (The Angel), John Shirley Quirk (The Priest & The Angel of the agony) & Peter Pears (Gerontius)
London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Sir Adrian Boult
Boult’s handling of the Prelude, and his masterly accompaniment – especially to Janet Baker’s radiant final benediction – is so beautiful, so magisterial in its intensity, that it feels as though... — More…
Recorded live at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014, directed by Torben Schmidt Jacobsen
Sol Gabetta (cello)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle
Rattle’s presence can be heard, and felt, in virtually every bar of the score: the way he moulds phrases, nudges details to the fore, bends the line, holds tight to a salient accompanying detail... — More…
Denis Matsuev (piano)
Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov, Zoltán Kocsis
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sadler's Wells Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Charles Mackerras
Perlman is in his prime in the Prokofiev First and the Elgar Concerto, and the steady camerawork doesn't stray far from him or Rozhdestvensky. Both are fiery live performances, as is the even... — More…