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Finest recording of the memorable cantata,
This review is from: Elgar: The Light of Life (Audio CD)
There are not many complete recordings of Elgar's Light of Life, based on the blind man's story recored in John's Gospel, one of the most moving religeous catatas he wrote. This Chandos recording has better sound quality and more broadly paced than the EMI recording, and is performed by finest singers and choir. Opening Prelude, Meditation is one of the most sublime and poignant music Elgar ever wrote, and here it is played with much warmth and profundity. Highly recommendable for anyone who would like to explore Elgar's choral works of amazing originality and inspiration.