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Work: The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38

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ComposerElgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Year1900
Work typeChoral
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LondonProm 59: Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

BBC Proms
Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Allan Clayton; Jamie Barton; James Platt; Hallé Choir

BirminghamThe Dream of Gerontius

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Alice Coote; Brenden Gunnell; Ashley Riches; CBSO Chorus

EdinburghThe Closing Concert

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Oratorio for soloists chorus and orchestra, Op.38
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Karen Cargill; Andrew Staples; Iain Paterson; Edinburgh Festival Chorus
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Angelic playing and singing in Petrenko's RPO Dream of Gerontius

At the Royal Albert Hall, the Philharmonia Chorus make an infernal set of demons, encouraged by that impish Lord of misrule, Vasily Petrenko. 
****1
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A moving and spirited Gerontius in Dublin

Conductor Kenneth Montgomery shaped a high-energy performance that at times raised the roof and at others was poignant and moving.
****1
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Sir Andrew Davis leads Elgar’s Gerontius in Melbourne

The double choir triumphs in the MSO’s massive, mostly successful attack on an English choral masterpiece all too rarely performed in Australia.
***11
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English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius

English National Opera join with the BBC Singers to make Royal Festival Hall debut.
****1
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A deeply moving Dream of Gerontius

Mark Le Brocq portrays a convincing Gerontius while other soloists, choir and orchestra deliver a fine, moving performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius.
****1
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