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Elgar: Dream of Gerontius / Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin


Release Date: 07/14/2017 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002687002  
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Thomas HampsonCatherine Wyn-RogersAndrew Staples
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera ChorusStaatskapelle BerlinRIAS Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Of Daniel Barenboim’s Elgar series with the Staatskapelle Berlin, The New York Times claims, “If anyone can make a case for Elgar outside Britain, and without special pleading, it's Daniel Barenboim.” Barenboim’s recording of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is the latest addition to his praised Elgar series. Featuring a fine array of Englishspeaking soloists: Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Staples and Thomas Hampson, this album is Barenboim’s first recording of Elgar’s choral masterpiece. Of Daniel Barenboim’s Elgar series with the Staatskapelle Berlin, The New York Times claims, “If anyone can make a case for Elgar outside Britain, and without special pleading, it's Daniel Barenboim.” Barenboim’s recording of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is the latest addition to his praised Elgar series. Featuring a fine array of Englishspeaking soloists: Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Staples and Thomas Hampson, this album is Barenboim’s first recording of Elgar’s choral masterpiece. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano), Andrew Staples (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Chorus,  Staatskapelle Berlin,  RIAS Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899-1900; England 

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