Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 19:30

Something very meaningful and profound took hold of Elgar as he began work on his magnum opus, The Dream of Gerontius. In setting Cardinal Newman’s poem tracing a man’s journey from faithful life to redemptive death, Elgar pulled together everything he could, combining technique, brilliant virtuosity, heartfelt passion and inspiring humanity. ‘These trees are singing my music,’ he wrote above the music for his thrilling hymn Praise to the Holiest, ‘or have I sung theirs?’ A charged Elgar went on to deliver a work of total conviction, for his wife Alice ‘a real message of consolation to the world.’

Please note there will be no interval.

Part of The Rest is Noise Festival.

The Dream of Gerontius
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.24" N, 0° 7' 2.8128" W
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