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Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)

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LondonStorm and Refuge

Storm and Refuge
Elgar, Holst, Duruflé
Hilary Davan Wetton; City of London Choir; Marta Fontanals-Simmons; Mark Williams; Bozidar Vukotic

CanterburyThe Dream of Gerontius

The Dream of Gerontius
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38: The Angel's Farewell
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Cooke; Madeleine Shaw; Andrew Staples; Edward Grint

LondonFlowers of the Field

Flowers of the Field
Warlock, Butterworth, Hawes, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Finzi
Hilary Davan Wetton; Roderick Williams; City of London Choir; London Mozart Players

LondonElgar & Parry: Music with a Royal Connection

Parry, Elgar
Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra; Michael Waldron; Islington Choral Society; Augusta Hebbert; Katie Bray; Nick Pritchard

ZürichHappy Birthday Zukerman

Happy Birthday Zukerman
Vivaldi, Elgar, Pleyel, Offenbach, Mozart
Zurich Chamber Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman; Amanda Forsyth; Daniel Hope
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Tenebrae weaves a mesmerising spell at Perth Festival of the Arts

Nigel Short © Susan Porter-Thomas
Stunningly beautiful commemorative British choral music from Tenebrae under Nigel Short at Perth Festival of the Arts in St John’s Kirk’s wonderful acoustic.
****1
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Jonas Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs in recital at the Barbican

Jonas Kaufmann © Mark Allan | Barbican
Kaufmann’s magnificent instrument was not seen at its best in songs by Strauss, but there was pleasure from his clear artistry and the interesting orchestral pieces played by the BBCSO.
***11
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Karabits and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra deliver bittersweet Walton

Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
The BSO deliver a malevolent Walton Symphony no. 1 and a joyous Elgar In the South. Meanwhile, Trpčeski provides lovely moments in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no. 1. 
***11
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The Showy and the Sublime in Lucerne

George Li © Simon Fowler
English and Russian repertoire for Switzerland's oldest symphony orchestra. 
***11
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RPO and Pinchas Zukerman deliver safe as houses repertoire

Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
Assured and mostly rewarding performances from the RPO in standard fare that underlined Bruch’s nobility, Elgar’s masterly orchestration and the originality of Sibelius. 
****1
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List of works
As Torrents in SummerAve 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 nuitCoronation Ode for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.44Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36Enigma Variations: NimrodFalstaff Symphonic Study for orchestra, Op.68Froissart Overture, Op.19Give Unto the Lord (Psalm 29) for choir and orchestra, Op.74Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) for choir and orchestraIn the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47La Capricieuse, for violin and piano, Op.17My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land - part-songs, Op.18 no.3O salutaris hostiaPiano Quintet in A minor, Op.84Pie Jesu (revised 1902 as Ave Verum Corpus), Op.2 no.1Polonia Symphonic Prelude for orchestra, Op.76Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op.39Salut 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.20Serenade, Op.73 no.2Sospiri 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 Dream of Gerontius, Op.38: The Angel's FarewellThe 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 DanceThe Wand of Youth Suite No. 1 for orchestra, Op.1aThey are at restViolin Concerto in B minor, Op.61Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82