Elgar: LSO & Chorus/Richard Hickox

COMPOSERS: Elgar
LABELS: Chandos
ALBUM TITLE: The Black Knight; Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands
WORKS: LSO & Chorus/Richard Hickox
PERFORMER: CHAN 9436 DDD
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 9436 DDD
Elgar’s The Black Knight, first performed in 1893, anticipates greater works ahead. It tells of a mysterious black knight (death?) who claims the lives of a prince and princess. The orchestral writing, heroic and delicate by turn, outshines the choral composition. Hickox and his forces bring plenty of attack and vigour to this dark romance and, in contrast, joy and warmth to the delightful Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands. Ian Lace

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