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Elgar: The Dream Of Gerontius / Davis, Rendall, Et Al

Release Date: 09/12/2006 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 83   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  David RendallAnne Sofie von OtterAlastair Miles
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“…much of the music is very beautiful…all of it is relentlessly sincere…Colin Davis and his LSO forces deliver a powerful, exciting, totally committed performance from first note to last. Davis obviously, and to his credit, takes the music as seriously as did Elgar himself. Tempos are admirably swift, the demons aptly scary, and the whole buildup to the great Praise to the Holiest chorus is stupendous…The opening of Part Two steals in with positively sublime discretion and sensitivity, a tribute to Davis' keen attention to dynamics and phrasing as much as to Elgar's sensitivity…The sonics are also among the finest to come from this source, with excellent balances between choir and orchestra and plenty of impact…”

- David
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Works on This Recording

The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  David Rendall (Tenor), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 

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