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Elgar: The Black Knight, etc / Hickox, London SO & Chorus

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
>Elgar, Edward : Scenes From the Bavarian Highlands, songs (6) arranged for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27a
Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Hickox heartfelt Black Knight is, as we've come to expect, astute and expertly shaded...a gorgeous wash of sound...id you've enjoyed the previous offerings in this series, you should give this one a try." -Fanfare

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Elgar completed The Black Knight in 1893 and it provided him with his first big success.

The text tells of a sinister, unnamed 'Prince of mighty sway', whose appearance at the King's court during the feast of Pentecost has disastrous consequences.

Elgar's score boasts much attractive invention, some of it strikingly eloquent and prescient of greater offerings to come. The choral writing is always effective, the orchestration already vivid and assured. Richard Hickox and his forces are dab hands at this kind of fare and their performance has great bloom and spaciousness.

Similarly, in the tuneful, vernally fresh Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Hickox and his colleagues respond with commendable spirit and pleasing polish. Typical of Chandos, the recording is bright and clear, tonally beyond reproach and with just the right balance between choir and orchestra.



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>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes From the Bavarian Highlands, songs (6) arranged for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27a
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes From the Bavarian Highlands, songs (6) arranged for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27a
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes From the Bavarian Highlands, songs (6) arranged for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27a
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes From the Bavarian Highlands, songs (6) arranged for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27a
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes From the Bavarian Highlands, songs (6) arranged for chorus & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27a
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Elgar, Edward : The Black Knight, cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 25
  • Conductor: Stephen Westrop
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting (03/15/1995/03/18/1995)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1888