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George Li © Simon Fowler
Lucerne

The showy and the sublime: George Li and Juanjo Mena in Lucerne

By , 02 May 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

By , 08 February 2018
****1
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Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia at The Anvil © Camilla Greenwell
Basingstoke

Gardner brings Elgar vividly to life in Basingstoke

By , 04 November 2017
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Members of the Bergen Philharmonic © Oddleiv Apneseth
Edinburgh

Vibrant performances from one of Europe’s oldest orchestras in Edinburgh

By , 12 August 2017
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Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 2: A love letter from Berlin as Barenboim and the Staatskapelle make Elgar their own

By , 15 July 2017
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Veronika Eberle © Marco Borggreve
London

Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia: no fireworks, just the joy of music-making

By , 16 March 2017
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Sir MarkElder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

By , 09 March 2017
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Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Mena and the BBC Philharmonic chasing the other-worldly

By , 09 August 2016
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Sakari Oramo © Dan Hansson
London

BBCSO and Oramo master three masterly orchestral works

By , 13 April 2016
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Chicago

An evening in the English countryside with Elder and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By , 03 March 2016
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Hyeyoon Park © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Glorious Elgar from Osmo Vänskä and the LPO

By , 12 February 2016
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Edo de Waart © Edo de Waart
Sydney

Double Dutch in Sydney: Edo de Waart and Brautigam in Mozart

By , 03 December 2015
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Sophie Siem
Birmingham

A fine display of British composing and conducting talent in Birmingham

By , 07 October 2015
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Leeds

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain excels in Leeds

By , 03 January 2015
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Matthew Trusler © Sheila Rock
London

William Mathias première at the Proms, but bruising Elgar disappoints

By , 06 August 2014
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Edward Gardner © Neil Pugh
Birmingham

Steven Osborne and the CBSO captivate in Mozart

By , 20 February 2014
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BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican  ©  Lara Platman
London

A tour of British music: Clyne, Britten and Elgar with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 11 January 2013
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Martyn Brabbins conducts Miah Persson and Andrew Kennedy with the BBC SO in Howells' Hymnus Paradisi ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 61: A festival of British music with Brabbins and the BBC Symphony

By , 29 August 2012
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© FBroede
Perth

The Hallé, Sir Mark Elder and Roderick Williams

By , 13 February 2011
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Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
Paris

Sir Norrington à la Philharmonie : désinvolte noblesse

By , 30 May 2018
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Lisa Batiashvili © Sammy Hart | Deutsche Grammophon
Munich

Prickelnde Spannung mit den Münchner Philharmonikern und Lisa Batiashvili

By , 04 February 2018
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Leonard Slatkin © Donald Dietz
Lyon

« Hail to the Chief ! » : Anne-Sophie Mutter, l’ONL et les Lyonnais saluent l’œuvre de Leonard Slatkin

By , 16 June 2017
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Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Cologne

Glänzende Erstlingsstrahlen mit Sir Roger Norrington: Das Gürzenich-Orchester in Brahms und Elgar

By , 13 March 2017
****1
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
Hamburg

Große Gefühlswogen: das NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester betört mit Elgars Erster

By , 16 June 2016
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El director Daniel Barenboim © Opus 3 Artists
Barcelona

Barenboim une a Wagner y Elgar en el Palau de la Música

By , 06 July 2015
****1
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Anna Caterina Antonacci © Serge Derossi / Naïve
Toulouse

Britten, Berlioz, Elgar à Toulouse : trois compositeurs placés sous le signe du timbre et de la couleur

By , 17 October 2014
***11
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