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Daniel Barenboim – Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Daniel Barenboim – Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:33:57 minutes | 1,57 GB | Genre: Classical
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Daniel Barenboim’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ is a significant addition to his critically-acclaimed Elgar series with Staatskapelle Berlin. This is Barenboim’s first recording of Elgar’s greatest choral masterpiece. Featuring the finest array of English-speaking soloists: Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Staples and Thomas Hampson.

The album is released to coincide with Barenboim’s performances of Elgar’s Symphonies 1 & 2 with the Staatskapelle Berlin at the BBC Proms on 15 & 16 July

„Barenboim’s long association with, and love for, Elgar has effectively made it part of his musical DNA.“ (Gramophone)

„Barenboim made this a Gerontius of transcendental splendour.“ (Financial Times)

„If anyone can make a case for Elgar outside Britain, and without special pleading, it’s Daniel Barenboim, returning to conduct this British composer’s works.“ (New York Times)


The Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Pt. 1
1 Prelude 09:20
2 Jesu, Maria, I am near to death 03:36
3 Kyrie eleison 02:12
4 Rouse thee, my fainting soul 00:49
5 Be merciful, be gracious 02:37
6 Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus 05:47
7 I can no more; for now it comes again 02:11
8 Rescue him, O Lord 01:57
9 Novissima hora est 01:10
10 Proficiscere, anima Christiana 01:54
11 Go, in the name of Angels and Archangels 04:08

The Dream of Gerontius, Op.38 / Pt. 2
12 Introduction 01:36
13 I went to sleep 03:35
14 My work is done, my task is o’er 09:16
15 Low-born clods of brute earth 02:40
16 The mind bold and independent 02:29
17 I see not those false spirits 03:40
18 Praise to the Holiest 03:05
19 Glory to him 01:16
20 But hark! A grand mysterious harmony 00:47
21 And now the threshold as we traverse it 00:36
22 Praise to the Holiest in the height 07:50
23 Thy judgement now is near 02:31
24 Jesu! by that shuddering dread which fell on Thee 05:20
25 Praise to His name! 01:22
26 Take me away! 03:37
27 Lord, Thou hast been our refuge 01:06
28 Softly and gently, dearly ransomed soul 07:30

Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano (Angel)
Andrew Staples, tenor (Gerontius)
Thomas Hampson, baritone (Priest/Angel of the Agony)
RIAS Kammerchor
Staatsopernchor Berlin
Staatskapelle Dresden
Daniel Barenboim, conductor


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