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Wed 11 May, 2016:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55

Ignore the moustache supposedly proclaiming imperialism. Sense instead a modernist who in 1908 still believed in symphonic form but stripped of...

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Tue 26 Apr, 2016:
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82; Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor; Respighi: Violin Sonata in B minor; Sibelius: Berceuse, Op 79 No 6

At one level, this disc of violin sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi (not to mention the little encore work by Sibelius) gives us some idea about...

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Thu 07 Apr, 2016:
Reger: Violin Concerto in A major, Op 101 (arr for chamber ensemble by Rudolf Kolisch)

Arnold Schoenberg reckoned that the music of Max Reger deserved frequent exposure, primarily because Reger was a genius. Seconded. Rudolf Kolisch’s...

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Wed 30 Mar, 2016:
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op 85; Walton: Cello Concerto; Holst: Invocation, Op 19 No 1; Imogen Holst: The fall of the leaf

A quarter of a century and more has passed since Steven Isserlis recorded Elgar’s angst-ridden Cello Concerto with Richard Hickox and the London...

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Wed 13 Jan, 2016:
Elgar: Sea Pictures, Op 37; Polonia, Op 76; Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op 39

Here the Halle Orchestra's own label provides a solid mix of the well-known, lesser-known and all-but-unknown Elgar. Alice Coote gives a refined if...

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Wed 02 Dec, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 80; Delius: Suite for violin and orchestra; Haydn Wood: Violin Concerto in A minor

This disc raises the interesting question about going outside the mainstream repertoire. If you're worried about unfamiliarity, then you'll find that...

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Wed 24 Jun, 2015:
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto in A minor; MacMillan: Oboe Concerto; One for chamber orchestra Britten: 'A Time there was …' – Suite on English Folksongs, Op 90

Vaughan Williams’s ripely pastoral Oboe Concerto finds Nicholas Daniel returning to his beginning with the work that saw him anointed BBC Young...

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Tue 14 Apr, 2015:
And the Bridge is Love: English Music for Strings – Works by Howard Goodall, Elgar, William Lloyd Webber, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Walton and Ireland

This is an appealing mix of the familiar and rare, of the substantial and slender, all most expertly and tenderly played by the English Chamber...

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Mon 16 Mar, 2015:
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major, Op 55; Cockaigne, Op 40

Every composer worth his or her salt brings something new to the listener. The same is true of performers. There is so much imagination and invention...

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Thu 26 Feb, 2015:
Elgar: Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op 30; The Banner of King George, Op 33

Hugely popular in Elgar’s lifetime but eclipsed by later successes, the secular cantatas Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf (1896) and The Banner of...

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Tue 24 Feb, 2015:
Howells: Stabat Mater; Te Deum; Sine nomine

Completed in 1965, Herbert Howells's Stabat Mater is a large-scale utterance of enormous strength of feeling, piercing beauty and radiant polyphonic...

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Mon 10 Nov, 2014:
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra; The Lark Ascending; Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, Op 47; Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20

Recordings of Vaughan Williams's taut and crisply neo-Classical Violin Concerto (originally entitled Concerto Accademico and composed in 1924-5 for...

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Fri 17 Oct, 2014:
Stanford: Organ Works, Volume 2

One perhaps needs to be an enthusiast to appreciate Stanford's organ music; there are certainly some gems (such as the well-known Postlude in D minor,...

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