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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