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Composer: Elgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)

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LondonBach, Couperin, Pernambuco, Handel, Elgar

Bach, Vivaldi, Couperin, Pernambuco, Handel, Elgar, Traditional Russian, Mascagni, Clarke, Lamb, Debussy, Dupré
Witley Music Scholars of King Edward's School

DartfordLast Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms
Vaughan Williams, Delius, Tchaikovsky, Strauss II, Saint-Saëns, Lehár, Wagner, Glinka, Sullivan, Brahms, Elgar, Strauss I, Handel, Parry
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Stephen Bell; Rebecca Bottone

LondonPetros Singers: A Little Light Music

© Wikimedia Commons. JMW Turner, Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight, 1835
Elgar, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Bach, Rutter, Whitacre, Wood, Andrew, Holst, Beach, Pearsall, Harrison, Ellington
Richard Bannan; Petros Singers; Andrew Wells

LiverpoolThe Music Makers

The Music Makers
Holst, Walton, Elgar
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Kathryn Rudge; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

WinchesterA Sea Symphony | Royal Choral Society

© (c) Kevin Day
Parry, Elgar, Vaughan Williams
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Cooke; Royal Choral Society; Elin Pritchard; Edward Grint
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From the Vltava to the Elbe: triumphant Bamberg in Hamburg

Albrecht Mayer © Harald Hoffmann
An outstanding account of Smetana's Ma vlást in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie was prefaced by Straussian oboe nostalgia courtesy of Albrecht Mayer. 
*****
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Leonard Slatkin: an exciting performance in Dublin

Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
Ibragimova delivers a delectable performance of Strauss' Violin Concerto, while Slatkin and the RTÉ NSO impress with McTee and Elgar. 
****1
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Forging ahead: Philharmonia celebrates The Anvil's 25th anniversary

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Martyn Brabbins and the Philharmonia © Belinda Lawley
Kanneh-Mason's tone was luminous, his accuracy formidable, his commitment complete.
****1
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Fine Elgar and Dvořák from Oramo, Benedetti and the BBC Symphony

Nicola Benedetti, Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan

The concerto was by Elgar, the symphony by Dvořák: the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo and Nicola Benedetti make powerful and compelling statements.

****1
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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
Disciplined playing from the Japan Philharmonic brought mixed rewards in a programme that inspired only fitfully.
****1
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List of works
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85Chanson de MatinChanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit for small orchestra, Op.15Chanson de nuitCockaigne (In London Town) - overture for orchestra, Op.40Enigma VariationsEnigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36Enigma Variations: NimrodFroissart Overture, Op.19Go Song of Mine - part-song, Op.57Great is the Lord (Psalm 48) for choir and orchestraIn the South (Alassio) - Concert Overture for orchestra, Op.50Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47Light of the WorldLight out of DarknessPiano Quintet in A minor, Op.84Polonia Symphonic Prelude for orchestra, Op.76Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op.39Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G Major, Op.39Salut d'Amour (Liebesgruss) for violin and piano, Op.12Sea Pictures - song cycle for contralto and orchestra, Op.37Sea Pictures Op.37: In Haven (Capri)Sea Pictures Op.37: Where corals lieSerenade for Strings in E minor, Op.20Sevillana for small orchestraSospiri for string orchestra and harp, Op.70Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63Symphony no. 3 for orchestra (sketches, elaborated by Anthony Payne)The Apostles, Op.49The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38The Kingdom - oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.51The Music Makers for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.69The Poet's LifeThere is Sweet MusicUne Idylle for violin and piano, Op.4 no.1Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61Violin Sonata in E minor, Op.82