Elgar: The Kingdom

Elgar: The Kingdom

by Mark Elder
     
 

Elgar intended "The Kingdom" to be the centerpiece in a massive trilogy of oratorios. He completed the first, "The Apostles," in 1903 and "The Kingdom" in 1906, but after further consideration of the scope that would be required by The Last Judgment, decided to abandon it. "The Kingdom" features pleasantly lyrical music and should appeal to fans of the composer's and… See more details below

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Elgar intended "The Kingdom" to be the centerpiece in a massive trilogy of oratorios. He completed the first, "The Apostles," in 1903 and "The Kingdom" in 1906, but after further consideration of the scope that would be required by The Last Judgment, decided to abandon it. "The Kingdom" features pleasantly lyrical music and should appeal to fans of the composer's and fans of late Romantic British choral anthems. Elgar's orchestral writing is lovely and the purely instrumental sections are entirely effective. This live 2009 performance is well played and sung by the Hallé Orchestra and Chorus led by Mark Elder and features soloists soprano Claire Rutter, mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley, baritone Iain Paterson, and tenor John Hudson. The sound quality is generally clear.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Halle
UPC:
5065001341250
catalogNumber:
7526
Rank:
81918

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  1. The Kingdom, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 51  - Edward Elgar  - Susan Bickley  - Mark Elder  -  Hallé Choir  -  Hallé  - Claire Rutter  - Iain Paterson  -  John Hudson

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Mark Elder   Primary Artist

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