Elgar: Violin Concerto: op. 61 (with Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending)

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EDWARD ELGAR
Elgar: Violin Concerto: op. 61 (with Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending)
Hilary Hahn (violin) / London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 12 September 2004

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This new recording features two landmark works from the English violin repertoire: Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto op.61 and Ralph Vaughan-Williams - The Lark Ascending. Her English partners, the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sir Colin Davis. guarantee an authentic, heartfelt interpretation.

Elgar's VIolin concerto is on the same large scale as the Brahms and Beethoven and famous for both the extraordinarily personal nature of the Concerto and the unique combination of emotional urgency and reticence which lies at the heart of ELgar's musical character.

The Lark Ascending is an English equivalent to works such as Smetana's From Bohemia's Woods and Fields. Picture the lark in flight over a varied English landscape, mild and gentle. Then it seems to fly over a village fair, viewing the bustling humanity from above, and finally the lark flies onward into the vastness of the sunset.

"Certainly Hahn deserves a place on any shortlist of essential performances. She's operating at a level at which personal preference, however strong, cannot diminish the abundant evidence of her superior musicianship and insight." 10/10 ClassicsToday

"The recording has a grandiloquent presence that adds crucially to the favourable impact of this disc." MusicWeb