Edward Elgar

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LPO/Gardner review – magical outing for Tippett’s ‘unplayable’ piano concerto
Coleridge-Taylor’s stately, long-lost Solemn Prelude and a crisp, exploratory interpretation of Elgar’s first symphony completed a trio of English compositions

Martin Kettle

27, Jan, 2023 @2:13 PM

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Absolute power, misconduct and decline: the classical music pieces that unlock Tár
In his controversial film, Todd Field foregrounds melancholic works by Mahler and Elgar. Are they a requiem for Cate Blanchett’s supremely powerful conductor?

Phil Hebblethwaite

20, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Elgar: Viola Concerto; Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Violist Timothy Ridout makes deft work of Lionel Tertis’s arrangement of Elgar’s cello concerto and is equally impressive in Bloch’s Suite for viola and piano

Andrew Clements

19, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Prom 59: The Dream of Gerontius review – outstanding Clayton helps create a season highlight
Edward Gardner conducted the London Philharmonic and the combined choirs of the LPO and Hallé to give a perfectly judged performance of Elgar’s great choral work

Andrew Clements

01, Sep, 2022 @12:49 PM

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Prom 39: BBCSO/Oramo review – a soaring tale of three cities … and a blackbird
Oramo’s Prom of English music included the UK premiere of Turnage’s Time Flies; with an encore of Paul McCartney’s Blackbird from tubist Constantin Hartwig

Tim Ashley

16, Aug, 2022 @11:18 AM

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BBC Concert Orchestra/Martin Yates review – rumbustious Elgar a high point
English music festival programme of works by neglected composers left me thinking music this far into the hinterland should be left there

Andrew Clements

29, May, 2022 @4:18 PM

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Elgar and Bridge/Schwabe: Cello Concertos review – hugely impressive and refreshingly straightforward
A performance full of finely realised detail and lacking in bombast ensures these two great and contrasting British cello concertos shine

Andrew Clements

26, Nov, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Anthony Payne obituary
Composer celebrated for completing Elgar’s Third Symphony but whose own voice was more modernist in style

Barry Millington

04, May, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Elgar: where to start with his music
From the elegiac Nimrod to the poignant Cello Concerto and his magnificent choral works, there is far more to this British composer than pomp and circumstance

Andrew Clements

28, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The divided land of 'woke' and Tory | Stewart Lee
The rightwing press is practised at poisoning our politics with confected outrage

Stewart Lee

06, Sep, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Proms changes replace jingoism with hope | Letters
Letters: Readers air their views in the debate over the traditional flag-waving anthems Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory


31, Aug, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Elgar: Sea Pictures, Falstaff review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Elina Garanča’s golden tone and Barenboim’s precision are appealing, if they don’t quite find Elgar’s most English music

Andrew Clements

23, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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