Elgar from America - Volume III

Elgar from America - Volume III

ARIADNE 5015-2 (SOMM Recordings, CD, 2 discs)


Playing time: 59'50"/58'03" - TT 117'53"
Tracks: 9 + 10
Booklet pages: 24
℗ 2022 SOMM Recordings
© 2022 SOMM Recordings
Main country of recording: United States of America
Country of manufacture: European Union
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Elgar from America - Volume III published on 8 April 2022

John Corigliano, violin
Leopold Rybb, violin
William Lincer, viola
Laszlo Varga, cello
Alexander Schreiner, organ
Richard Lewis, tenor (Gerontius, The Soul)
Maureen Forrester, contralto (The Angel)
Morley Meredith, bariton (The Priest, The Angel of the Agony)
The Westminster Choir / Warren Martin
Mormon Tabernacle Choir / J Spencer Cornwall
New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra
John Barbirolli, conductor

Edward Elgar:


1 Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op 47 (1905)

Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf, Op.30 (1896)
2 The Challenge of Thor
3 As Torrents in Summer

The Dream of Gerontius, Op 3 (1900): Part I
4 Prelude
5 Jesu Maria, I am near to death
6 Rouse thee, my fainting soul
7 Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus
8 I can no more
9 Proficiscere, anima Christiana


The Dream of Gerontius: Part II
1 Introduction
2 I went to sleep
3 My work is done
4 Low-born clods of brute earth
5 I see not those false spirits
6 Praise to the Holiest
7 And now the threshold
8 Thy judgment now is near
9 Be merciful
10 Softly and gently

Recorded live on 3 January 1959 at Carnegie Hall, New York, USA (CD1 track 1), circa 1953 (from Columbia ML-5203) (CD1 track 2), 1 April 1956 (from Columbia ML-5048) in Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (CD1 track 3) and 25 January 1959 at Carnegie Hall, New York, USA (CD1 tracks 4-9 and CD2).