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Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)

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ExeterElgar's Cello Eulogy

Elgar's Cello Eulogy
Wagner, Elgar, Dvořák
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Christoph König; Leonard Elschenbroich

PragueDvořák, Shostakovich, Elgar

Dvořák, Shostakovich, Elgar
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Alisa Weilerstein

PortsmouthElgar's Cello Eulogy

Elgar's Cello Eulogy
Wagner, Elgar, Dvořák
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Christoph König; Leonard Elschenbroich

Santa Cruz de TenerifeReino Unido y Europa

Reino Unido y Europa
Elgar, Britten, Mendelssohn
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife; Paul McCreesh; Stuart Jackson

PlymouthElgar's Cello Eulogy

Elgar's Cello Eulogy
Wagner, Elgar, Dvořák
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Christoph König; Leonard Elschenbroich
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Energy and eloquence from Elder and the LSO in Elgar's Second Symphony

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
In the sublime funeral march of the Larghetto Elder set a daringly slow tempo, producing a cumulative, sorrowing eloquence as each LSO section tossed its melodic tribute on to the passing cortège.
****1
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Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
A stirring account of Elgar’s First Symphony from Sir Mark Elder and the LSO, with a rare outing given to Janáček’s last orchestral work and Francesco Piemontesi polished in Bartók.
****1
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Golden glow in Sir Andrew Davis' Sibelius 1 with the BBC Philharmonic

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Philharmonic in Elgar, Rachmaninov and Sibelius with pianist Kathryn Stott.
****1
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Nostalgia, despair and triumph

Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
Hallé guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru provided excellent direction in a selection of classic repertoire.
****1
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Variations of tension, energy and contrast in Hong Kong

Long Yu © Askonas Holt
Variations of tension, energy and contrast with Long Yu and the Hong Kong Phil.
****1
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List of works
Ave Maris Stella, Op.2 no.3Caractacus: Triumphal marchCello Concerto in E minor, Op.85Chanson de nuitCockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40Concert Allegro for solo piano, Op.41Coronation Ode for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.44Dream Children two pieces for chamber orchestra, Op.43Elegy for string orchestra, Op.58Enigma VariationsEnigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36Enigma Variations: NimrodFalstaff Symphonic Study for orchestra, Op.68Four Part-Songs, Op.53Give Unto the Lord (Psalm 29) for choir and orchestra, Op.74Imperial March for orchestra, Op.32In Smyrna for solo pianoIn the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47Lux AeternaOrgan 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.62Sea Pictures - song cycle for contralto and orchestra, Op.37Serenade in E minor for string orchestra, Op.20Sospiri for string orchestra and harp, Op.70String Quartet in E minor, Op.83Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63The Apostles, Op.49: The Spirit of the LordThe Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38The Light of Life (Lux Christi) - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.29The Music Makers for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.69The Sanguine Fan, Op.81: Echo's DanceThe Spirit of England for soprano/tenor chorus and orchestra, Op.80The Starlight Express - incidental music, Op.78They are at restViolin Concerto in B minor, Op.61Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82