Elgar

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The Monarch’s Music (CRD)

A timely and enjoyable celebration of music for royal occasions [WH]

Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music (Albion Records)

This important historical document must be judged on its own terms [JF]

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A Year at Newcastle (Regent)

An absorbing exploration of 20th-century church music, and a few recent compositions [JF]

American and English Orchestral Music (Claves)

A fascinating juxtaposition of the familiar and the unfamiliar [PJ]

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Elgar: Orchestral Works (LSO Live)

Best avoided – there are many far superior options [RMo]

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The Monarch’s Music (CRD)

Admirers of music for Military Band and its performing traditions will enjoy this diverse programme [NB]

Humour and Classical Music: Elgar’s Smoking Cantata

by David Barker

Elgar: Cello Concerto (Hallé)

(Déjà Review) A masterly reading of a great score … Elder draws stunning playing from the Hallé [GPJ]

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English Orchestral Anthems (Delphian)

I will be returning to this disc often [WK]

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Anthems Vol. 1 (Hyperion)

A superb album [JQ]

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Elgar: Symphony 1 (Hallé)

(Déjà Review) I greatly enjoyed this and hope it presages more Elgar from this partnership [JQ]

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English Orchestral Anthems (Delphian)

A terrific disc [JQ]

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Eroica (EM Records)

An interesting survey of different aspects of writing for solo violin [NB]

Elgar: Symphony 1 (Hallé)

(Déjà Review) An interpretation that underscores the mutual admiration between Elgar and Strauss [CF]

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Eroica (EM Records)

Rare British solo violin music [JW]

A New Light (EM Records)

A very measured Elgar Sonata and a world premiere of the Gurney Sonata [JW]

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Elgar: Violin Concerto (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Outstanding throughout [ST]

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Music for Strings (Chandos)

An absolutely outstanding disc containing some of the best of English string music [EJW]

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Music for Strings (Chandos)

Superb playing and engineering; any reservations will centre upon the desirability of the programme [RMo]

British Choral Anthems (Naxos)

This recording of the Five Mystical Songs is touched by greatness [JQ]