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  • Bradford City would surely prosper as Good Companions and Wolverhampton Wanderers as Dream of Gerontius in honour of Elgar's support.

    In praise of … Heart of Midlothian | Editorial

  • The staples in the programme are Walton's First Symphony and Elgar's Cello Concerto, which see soloist Natalie Clein reunited with the orchestra for the first time since she became the BBC Young Musician of the Year by playing the same work with them at the age of 16.

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  • In the city of his birth, Elgar's music features prominently.

    This week's new live music

  • "I have written out my soul," was Elgar's comment on his Second Symphony, and Davis's interpretation is first and foremost a reminder of just how troubled that soul could be.

    LSO/Davis/Kotla - review

  • It's not just an examination of Elgar's self-doubting psyche, however, but a portrait of an entire society facing its own decline.

    LSO/Davis/Kotla - review

  • To balance the opening, Ma offered three encores: Elgar's "Salut d'Amour," an arrangement of de Falla's antic "Polo" and, finally, Saint-Saëns's "The Swan."

    Music review: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott at the Kennedy Center

  • The stridently nationalistic suite Polonia from 1959, though, wears much less well; inspired by Elgar's symphonic prelude of the same name, bizarrely, and making use of Polish folk tunes in all five movements, it seems much like the kind of determinedly cheerful Soviet-style populism that Panufnik had rejected when he left his native country.

    Panufnik: Sinfonia Rustica; Sinfonia Concertante; Polonia; etc

  • This concert closed with an unforgettable performance of Elgar's Second Symphony – though the evening will also be remembered by some for an episode of latecomer behaviour at its worst.

    LSO/Davis/Kotla - review

  • Some of the sensuousness had to do with the program, large works that wallow in the sound an orchestra is able to make: Brahms's Third Symphony and Elgar's "Enigma" Variations, separated by Jennifer Higdon's oft-performed "blue cathedral," which perhaps wallows less than it stretches itself exultantly out over the massed forces on stage.

    Music Review: Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the NOI Philharmonic

  • In Elgar's famous "Nimrod" variation, he held the music to a tiny thread of pianissimo, pregnant with anticipation, and let the sound gradually rise and grow and blossom.

    Music Review: Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the NOI Philharmonic


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