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Title
The dream of Gerontius
Composer
Edward Elgar 1857-1934
Performer
Catherine Wyn-Rogers  (alt) Andrew Staples  (tenor) Thomas Hampson  (bariton) Staatsopernchor Berlin  (koor) RIAS Kammerchor  (koor) Staatskapelle Berlin  (orkest)
Conductor
Daniel Barenboim 1942-
Publisher
Decca, 2017
2 cd's
Recording date
2016
Playing time
01:33:42
EAN
0028948315857
CDR
DBX12219
Placing suggestion
31 - Missen, oratoria, cantates, passionen, ... (NBLC) K6 - Koorwerken (Flemish music schema)

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About Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, ( (listen); 2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Although Elgar is often regarded as a typically English composer, most of his musical influences were not from England but from continental Europe. He felt himself to be an outsider, not only musically, but socially. In musical circles dominated by academics, he was a self-taught composer; in Protestant Britain, his Roman Catholicism was reg…Read more on Wikipedia

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