5 Aug 2014

Critic's Chair: ELGAR: The Dream of Gerontius

From The Critic's Chair, 1:00 pm on 5 August 2014

Dream of Gerontius Edo de Waart
ELGAR: Symphony No 1 in Ab Op 55; The Dream of Gerontius
Peter Auty (ten), Michelle Breedt (mezzo), John Hancock (bar), Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Collegium Vocal Gent/Edo de Waart
(Pentatone PTC 5186 472)

The conductor on the disc, Edo de Waart, is in New Zealand this week working with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Robert Johnson reviews this recent release of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and Symphony No 1, guiding us through the pros and cons of this recording.