The Gramophone guide to the best Elgar recordings
Elgar worked firmly within conventional 19th century German harmonic and structural traditions, yet his voice is quintessentially English. His lyrical side conjures up tranquil pastoral beauty; his pomposity and ebullience remind us of the British bulldog – one with teeth. Read the full biography.
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Elgar – 10 Essential Recordings
New to Elgar? Here's a list of the top 10 recordings to help start your collection...
- Enigma Variations
- Cello Concerto
- Symphony No 1
- The Dream of Gerontius
- Violin Concerto
- Symphony No 2
- Pomp and Circumstance Marches
- Sea Pictures
- The Kingdom
- The Apostles
Building your Collection
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Orchestral Chamber/Inst. Vocal
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