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5.0 out of 5 stars very very good indeed. Wonderfull singing, thrilling and moving ., 17 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Edward Elgar The Apostles Op.49 (Recorded Live) (Audio CD)
Though I've never been a huge Elgar fan, heard just a few bars of this on a typically expensive CD review episode on the radio one Saturday and duly purchased. Initially I was a little lukewarm on it I must confess - beautifully sung, and played, yes, but I wasn't so thrilled musically - "Standard English Choral" as it were. However, on each listen it's grown on me, with some highlights being some very moving episodes - perhaps akin to "Negro Spiritual" style of singing and rhythm. . Whether these are Elgar's intention, co-incidence, or Mark Elder's spin on it, I can't say - but it certainly works. Not as spectacular as something like Belshazzar - a(nother) favourite of mine, but this is wonderful in its more subtle way, and it's hard to imagine anyone doing it better. Another big plus for me are the soloists - they sing so beautifully, rather than the warbly operatic style I find unbearable. Above all there's a wonderful sense of pace - especially in the slower passages. To play or sing very slowly whilst keeping up a relentless momentum or pace is no small thing, and done badly can kill any performance - superbly done here. Can't not give this 5 starts - a great buy !
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