The ESO’s 2105 Elgar Pilgrimage has been widely hailed as the year’s most important and influential Elgar project. Now music lovers everywhere can own a limited edition copy of the commemorative programme book made for the festival.
Includes informative essays from Michael Steinberg, Peter Davison, Donald Fraser, Richard Bratby, Philip Sawyers and Kai Christensen, biographies of the performers and texts of the vocal works.
A5, 48 pages, high-quality glossy paper. Shipping included.
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.” 2015 “Premiere of the Year, Classical Music Magazine
“[One] of the most exciting events I have experienced during a reviewing career approaching half a century…” Birmingham Post on ESO Elgar Pilgrimage
“Tonight we were simply spellbound…To round off the evening, we were given a special treat: Elgar’s Sea Pictures arranged for Choir and Strings by Donald Fraser. For this, the ensemble was joined by the Academia Musica Choir, an enterprise that saw its beginnings at Hereford Sixth Form College…Normally scored for contralto solo, this moving version worked so convincingly that at times I was hard put to recall the original…This had been a carefully thought out programme, the concert itself once again proof that the city of Hereford is no backwater in the world of serious music.” Hereford Times