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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

$28.75

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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

($20.75) $16.50

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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

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Elgar’s epigraph to his Second Symphony, from Shelley, “Rarely, rarely comest thou, Spirit of Delight!”, can be taken two ways: with the emphasis on “rarely”, or in the sense “yet it does come”.... More…

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Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

Barenboim sets subtly different tempos for passages that often run directly on from each other, but he also pushes round corners at which other conductors linger…the Staatskapelle Berlin sustain... More…

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Part Songs of the British Isles

Tenebrae, Nigel Short

A spooky, flickering account of Elgar’s Owls underlines the ability of Short and his outstandingly responsive singers to create riveting atmosphere, and communicate to the listener the import... More…

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CD

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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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Claire Rutter (The Blessed Virgin Mary), Susan Bickley (Mary Magdalene), John Hudson (St. John), Iain Paterson (St. Peter)

Hallé & Hallé Choir, Sir Mark Elder

There are...moments of inwardness and spirituality where the gleam of the cor anglais and Elgar's ever-emotional divided-string writing make their mark More…

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2 CDs

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Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh

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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[Tenebrae's] account of Parry's Songs of Farewell abounds in subtleties of phrasing and telling distinctions of dynamic, yet flows beautifully, the textual narrative unfolding with a rare continuity... More…

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CD

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