Elgar

COMPOSERS: Elgar
LABELS: EMI
ALBUM TITLE: Dream of Gerontius; The Music Makers
PERFORMER: Hallé/Barbirolli; LPO/Boult
CATALOGUE NO: 391 9782
The must-have Gerontius, recorded in the idealised soundscape so beloved of the 1960s, where choir and soloists are close-miked and crystal-clear. Richard Lewis’s well-groomed, classic tones and Barbirolli’s deep understanding result in a benchmark reading.

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William Whitehead