Edward Elgar

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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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Royal Ballet mixed bill review – a trio of 60s flashbacks
Lauren Cuthbertson and Reece Clarke’s masterclass in clarity is the highlight in a night of Macmillan, Ashton and Petipa

Lyndsey Winship

23, Oct, 2019 @10:38 AM

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Prom 53: BBCSO/Davis review – brilliant energy and genuine beauty
Andrew Davis led a rare and bewitching outing of Hugh Woods’s Scene from Comus, while Sarah Connolly was striking in The Music Makers

Andrew Clements

01, Sep, 2019 @11:48 AM

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Elgar: String Quartet; Piano Quintet  review | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
A century after the composer’s String Quartet and Piano Quintet were premiered, the Brodsky Quartet return them to the spotlight

Andrew Clements

25, Apr, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Three Choirs and Malcolm Sargent: this week’s best UK classical concerts
The choral extravaganza comes to Worcester, while the BBC celebrates the late Proms conductor on the 50th anniversary of his death

Andrew Clements

21, Jul, 2017 @10:30 AM

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Staatskapelle Berlin and Zazà: this week’s best UK classical concerts
Daniel Barenboim conducts the two Elgar symphonies as part of the Proms, while Opera Holland Park revives Leoncavallo’s sentimental comedy

Andrew Clements

14, Jul, 2017 @10:30 AM

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The Dream of Gerontius review – ENO takes Elgar's soul on a dramatic journey
Simone Young set a dynamic framework for this staged interpretation, while Gwyn Hughes Jones sang the dying man with emotional conviction, backed by incisive soloists and chorus

Martin Kettle

02, Jul, 2017 @12:29 PM

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Has a Cleveland policeman cracked the secret of Elgar’s Enigma Variations?
Amateur cryptologist Mark Pitt reckons he’s uncovered the hidden theme that’s baffled sleuths for more than 100 years

03, May, 2017 @3:42 PM

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