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Work: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61

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ComposerElgar, Sir Edward (1857-1934)
PeriodRomantic
Year1910
Work typeOrchestral
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OsloElgar and Tchaikovsky

Elgar, Tchaikovsky
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Vilde Frang

LondonTo the summit

© Simon Fowler
Elgar, Strauss R.
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Nicola Benedetti

SingaporeElgar Violin Concerto & Enigma Variations

Elgar
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Litton; Rachel Barton Pine

MadridJurowski, Benedetti y la London Philharmonic con Ibermúsica

Jurowski, Benedetti y la London Philharmonic con Ibermúsica
Elgar, Shostakovich
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Nicola Benedetti

PooleBSO: Symphonic Sensibility

BSO: Symphonic Sensibility
Strauss R., Elgar, Shostakovich
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Ning Feng
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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.

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Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham

Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
The Lithuanian conductor made Beethoven really sing while violinist, Vilde Frang's spirited interpretation of Elgar's Violin Concerto did not seem quite the finished article.
***11
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Elgar and the Rite open Oundjian's final RSNO season

Peter Oundjian © Sian Richards
The RSNO season begins with The Rite which ignites… eventually.
***11
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Zukerman and Mehta take it easy in Elgar and Tchaikovsky

Pinchas Zukerman © Cheryl Mazak
Pinchas Zukerman never quite gets to grips with Elgar's concerto, and the Berlin Philharmonic take a while to get to the heart of Tchaikovsky's Fifth. 
***11
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Romans and Britons: Ehnes and Vancouver Symphony dazzle in a colourful programme

Violinist James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on breathtaking form in an immense, virtuosic programme of Elgar, Respighi, Britten and Berlioz.
*****
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