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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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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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Tasmin Little (violin)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Little and Davis steer a near-perfect path between the English stoicism and continental passion that lies at the heart of this glorious score. Positioned naturally against the orchestra, Little... More…

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BBC Concert Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones

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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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Johannes Moser (cello)

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Andrew Manze

Moser is an unfailingly elegant soloist…the Tchaikovsky Variations have a suitably Rococo grace and spirit More…

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BBC Symphony Orchestra, Doric String Quartet, Edward Gardner

Complex, multi-faceted, subtly changeable Elgar…Gardner is a master of transitions: the gradual transformation of scherzo to slow movement is only the most striking, but there are plenty of others.... More…

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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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Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone) & Simon Callow (narrator)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

While the lyrics tend to the arch or winsome, most of the music is vintage light Elgar, and beautifully performed...This is a very valuable addition to the Elgar discography. More…

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2 SACDs

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Clean-heeled athleticism and rhythmic spring More…

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