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Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill
This is likely to become one of your most cherished discs. It's notable for its spacious depth of sound, volatile unpredictability of interpretation, and above all the soaring sostenuto of the... — More…
Nigel Kennedy (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley
Kennedy's first recording of the Elgar Concerto is aflame with a young man's passionate inspiration, though never lacking subtler nuance, while Handley simply breathed Elgar like no-one else. — More…
and other sacred music
Caroline Ashton (soprano), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), John Scott (organ) & Simon Standage (violin)
The Cambridge Singers & Members of the City of London Sinfonia, John Rutter (director)
The medium-scale 1893 version of Fauré's spiritual masterpiece finds a loving advocate in John Rutter, with excellent soloists and a lucid-toned choir. — More…
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit
Thomas Allen (Don Giovanni), Carol Vaness (Donna Anna), Maria Ewing (Donna Elvira), Elizabeth Gale (Zerlina), Keith Lewis (Don Ottavio), Richard van Allan (Leporello), John Rawnsley (Masetto), Dimitri Kavrakos (Il Commendatore)
Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard...
Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi