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Elgar: Dream of Gerontius, Symphony No 1 / De Waart, Auty, Breedt, Hancock

Elgar / Royal Flemish Philharmonic / De Waart
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186472   
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Michelle BreedtPeter AutyJohn Hancock
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Flemish PhilharmonicGhent Collegium Vocale
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Multi 
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This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

It takes an impressive performance for Elgar to come alive for me, as he does in this recording by Edo de Waart and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, both subtle and fiery. The First Symphony, in particular, burns under a surface sheen, and “The Dream of Gerontius” is intensely played and firmly sung.

– New York Times
This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

It takes an impressive performance for Elgar to come alive for me, as he does in this recording by Edo de Waart and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, both subtle and fiery. The First Symphony, in particular, burns under a surface sheen, and “The Dream of Gerontius” is intensely played and firmly sung.

– New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; England 
2.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Michelle Breedt (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Auty (Tenor), John Hancock (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 

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