Choral Performance CDs
Apostles (Chandos, cond. Hickox) - Performance 2CDs
Select your currency:
Item Price: $20.24
Out of stock
We do apologise but this item is currently out of stock.
We replenish the stock every day so please do go ahead with your order.
If for some reason we cannot despatch within 5 working days we will email you with an estimated
delivery date and the option to cancel if you wish.
Thank you for your patience
Elgar: The Apostles OP.49
The Blessed Virgin / The Angel Gabriel - Alison Hargan
Mary Magdalene - Alfreda Hodgson
St John - David Rendall
St Peter - Bryn Terfel
Jesus - Stephen Roberts
Judas - Robert Lloyd
An expansive oratorio, The Apostles calls for six soloists, lavish orchestration, and large chorus. Although often overshadowed by The Dream of Gerontius, written shortly before, it contains some of Elgar’s most inspired music, particularly in the dramatic portrayal of Judas and in the exalted, moving finale.
On this ‘241’ release Richard Hickox, a true champion of British music, conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The two most prominent roles, Mary Magdalene and Judas, are sung by Alfreda Hodgson and Robert Lloyd, respectively. The recording also features an outstanding performance from a young Bryn Terfel as Peter. The set is released as part of the Richard Hickox Legacy series.
Roderick Elms (organ), London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, cond. Richard Hickox
Penguin Guide: 3 stars
Original Release Date: 5 Aug. 2014
Release Date: 5 Aug. 2014
Number of Discs: 2
Copyright: (C) 2014 Chandos