Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius ()

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composed by Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar disapproved of the term "oratorio" for The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38, even though it seems to fit the criteria for the term. In this reading by Daniel Barenboim, the Staatskapelle Berlin, a pair of massed top German choirs, and fine soloists, Elgar's caution seems to be borne out: the work emerges as positively operatic, with impressive results. The soloists are English, the conductor Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian, but this is at heart a German Traum des Gerontius , appropriate in view of the fact that it was ...

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius
2017, Decca

UPC: 028948315857

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