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Edward Elgar orchestrated by Donald Fraser- Piano Quintet in A minor
Seeded by kennethwoods on 24 Oct 2018
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Author: Kenneth Woods
A look at the new symphonic realisation of Edward Elgar's Piano Quintet in A minor, opus 84. English Symphony Orchestra Kenneth Woods - conductor Eight weeks on the UK Classical Charts Classic FM Disc of the Month Classical Music Magazine Premiere of the Year “Woods makes a fine case for expanding the late Piano Quintet into something that sounds like a three movement Fourth Symphony. Fraser’s orchestration fills out Elgar’s spare writing with great pomp and circumstance, and the finale sounds exhilaratingly Elgarian.” Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times ” [One] of the most exciting events I have experienced during a reviewing career approaching half a century involve symphonies Elgar never wrote…. deserves to be acknowledged immediately as a worthy addition to the Elgar canon.” The Birmingham Post “…gorgeous depths of tone…” Musical Opinion “Even seasoned Elgar addicts, more familiar with the full panoply of Elgar’s tremendous chamber output, will welcome these interpretations which
Artist: Kenneth Woods