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Work: Symphony no. 1 in A flat major, Op.55

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ComposerElgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Year1908
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonVasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar’s Symphony No.1

Vasily Petrenko Conducts Elgar’s Symphony No.1
Dove, Dvořák, Elgar
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Kian Soltani
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Volatility unites music by Elgar, Strauss and Takemitsu in Birmingham

Kazuki Yamada © Marco Borggreve
The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Kazuki Yamada find connections in three works inhabiting very different worlds.
****1
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Franck’s Aeolian winds usher in Saint-Säens and Elgar to Belfast

Louis Schwizgebel © Marco Borggreve
Ulster Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen returns to lead an outstanding evening, culminating in Elgar’s First Symphony. Louis Schwizgebel impresses in Saint-Saens’ Fifth Piano Concerto. 
*****
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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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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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Gardner brings Elgar vividly to life in Basingstoke

Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia at The Anvil © Camilla Greenwell
New and old rubbed shoulders in this thrilling Philharmonia Orchestra concert of Elgar and Joseph Phibbs.
*****
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