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Elgar: The Apostles - Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano); Brindley Sherratt (bass); David Kempster (baritone); Hallé Youth Choir;...
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  1. The Apostles, oratorio for soloists, choruses & orchestra, Op. 49
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A second-tier Elgar oratorio might sound like a good definition of torture to the not Elgarian inclined, but The Apostles, composed in 1903, has its moments and is worth a listen in this fine performance even for general choral music fans. Annotator Michael Kennedy describes Elgar's oratorio style as an "[offshoot] of Bachian oratorio, sprinkled with Wagner dust," which is true enough. But the appeal of this particular work lies in something else again: the novelty of an account of Christ's crucifixion plotted through the ...

Elgar: The Apostles 2013, Hallé

UPC: 5065001341380