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Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)

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MalvernMalvern Concert Club

Malvern Concert Club
Elgar, Moeran, Mozart, Britten, Knussen, Berkeley
Britten Oboe Quartet; Nicholas Daniel

LondonPinchas Zukerman performs Bruch

Pinchas Zukerman performs Bruch
Sibelius, Bruch, Elgar
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman

VallettaThe Magic Cello

The Magic Cello
Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Shor
Armenian State Symphony Orchestra; Tigran Hakhnazaryan; Narek Hakhnazaryan

PooleTrpčeski Plays Tchaikovsky

Trpčeski Plays Tchaikovsky
Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Walton
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Kirill Karabits; Simon Trpčeski

LondonI was glad: Parry Anniversary Concert

© Benjamin Ealovega
Parry, Elgar, Vaughan Williams
Philharmonia Orchestra; Adrian Partington; Marie-Elisabeth Hecker; Eleanor Dennis; Gloucester Choral Society
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From Sibelius to Giguère, Mälkki returns to the LSO with versatility

Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Despite an impressive Elgar concerto with Müller-Schott, it was in the Sibelius symphony that Mälkki fell short. 
***11
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Intense Elgar from Isserlis and RPO

Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
Uncertain Britten from Dausgaard and the RPO, but intense and passionate Elgar from Isserlis, and powerfully engaging Rachmaninov featuring exceptional woodwind playing from the RPO.
****1
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Three very different musical journeys in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO escort the Symphony Hall audience through environments of safety and danger.
****1
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Sir Andrew Davis leads Elgar’s Gerontius in Melbourne

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
The double choir triumphs in the MSO’s massive, mostly successful attack on an English choral masterpiece all too rarely performed in Australia.
***11
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Heavenly Strauss from Damrau

Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay
With Damrau, one hears every word and her account of Strauss' Four Last Songs was memorable. 
***11
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List of works
Andante and Allegro for oboe and string trioAve Maria, Op.2 no.2Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85Chanson de MatinChanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit for small orchestra, Op.15Chanson de nuitConcert Allegro for solo piano, Op.41Coronation Ode for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.44Elegy for string orchestra, Op.58Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36Enigma Variations: NimrodFalstaff Symphonic Study for orchestra, Op.68Give Unto the Lord (Psalm 29) for choir and orchestra, Op.74Go Song of Mine - part-song, Op.57Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) for choir and orchestraIn Smyrna for solo pianoIn the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47O Hearken Thou - offertory for chorus and orchestra, Op.64Organ Sonata no. 1 in G major, Op.28Piano Quintet in A minor, Op.84Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op.39Quintet for Piano and Strings in A minorRomance, Op.62Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss) for violin and piano, Op.12Scenes From The Saga Of King Olaf - cantata for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.30Sea Pictures - song cycle for contralto and orchestra, Op.37Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20Sospiri for string orchestra and harp, Op.70Spanish Serenade (Stars of the Summer Night), part-songString Quartet in E minor, Op.83Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63The Apostles, Op.49The Apostles, Op.49: The Spirit of the LordThe Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38The Music Makers for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.69The Sanguine Fan, Op.81: Echo's DanceThey are at restThree part songs, Op.18Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82