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Work: Enigma Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op.36

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ComposerElgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Year1899
Work typeOrchestral
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ManchesterChetham's Chamber Orchestra - A William Walton Celebration

Chetham's Chamber Orchestra - A William Walton Celebration
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Stephen Threlfall; Chetham's Chamber Orchestra

LenoxAndris Nelsons conducts Elgar and Puts

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Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Renée Fleming; Rodney Gilfry; Wendall K Harrington

LondonProm 35: Enigma Variations

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Martyn Brabbins; Nadine Benjamin; Idunnu Münch; William Morgan; David Ireland

ScunthorpeBest of British

Best of British
Hess, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Walton, Jenkins, Elgar
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AmsterdamClyne, Walton, Elgar

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Clyne, Walton, Elgar
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Ben Gernon; Nicolas Altstaedt
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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.
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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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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.
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As English as roast beef: YNS and OM in Paris

Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
On the last leg of their first international tour, the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin fully embraced Elgar after a francophone first half of Berlioz and Saint-Saëns. 
****1
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