2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2015-02-24Works: Edward Elgar: Scenes from The Saga of King Olaf, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 30; The Banner of St George, ballad for chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 33
Performers: Banks, Barry; Birsan, Emily [Soprano Vocals]; Opie, Alan [Baritone Vocal]
Conductors: Davis, Andrew
After having recorded Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius ('Recording of the Month' in BBC Music), Sir Andrew Davis turns to two of the composer's most...continue...
Elgar: The Spirit of England; With Proud Thanksgiving; Carillon, Op. 75; Incidental music to Binyon's play 'Arthur' (premiere) / Judith Howarth, soprano; Simon Callow, speaker
1 CD / SOMM / 2015-02-10Works: Edward Elgar: The Spirit of England, songs (3) for soprano/tenor, chorus & orchestra, Op. 80; With Proud Thanksgiving, for chorus, orchestra & organ; Carillon, Op. 75; King Arthur, incidental music
Performers: Howarth, Judith
Conductors: Wilson, John; Palmer, Bee
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Paul's; Philharmonia Orchestra
Poet Laurence Binyon is known today for one famous verse from "For the Fallen," the complete poem being the most substantial part of Elgar's The...continue...
1 CD / Onyx Classics / 2015-02-10Works: Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town"; Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55
Conductors: Petrenko, Vasily
Vasily Petrenko is recognized as one of the leading Elgarians of our time. This recording featuring Petrenko leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the...continue...
Recording information: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool....continue...