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Dec 03

ESO Performance of Elgar/Fraser War Symphony a Classical Music Magazine Premiere of the Year

From the December-February issue of Classical Music Magazine, Christopher Morley picks the ESO’s performance of Donald Fraser’s orchestration of the Elgar Piano Quintet as his Premiere of the Year.

Congrats to all the wonderful composers and ensembles mentioned in this overview of important first performances. The magazine is on sale now, subscription information is here.

 

“… but October’s performance under Kenneth Woods in the appropriately named Elgar Concert Hall at Birmingham University was a revelation… This triumph of transcription deserves to be heard worldwide.”

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Donald Fraser and Kenneth Woods at the premiere of Elgar's War Symphony

Donald Fraser and Kenneth Woods at the premiere of Elgar’s War Symphony