Kathryn rudge ElgarSomm Records is delighted to present a revelatory collection of orchestral songs by Sir Edward Elgar (on double slimline selling as a single disc), performed by two of today’s most exciting young singers – mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and baritone Henk Neven – accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

The Hills of Dreamland takes its title from a line in Elgar’s well-known setting, beautifully still and beseeching, of Arthur L Salmon’s Pleading.

Historically the least regarded part of Elgar’s output, his songs contain a treasure-trove of vocal gems and here receive performances of insight, imagination and emotional directness.

CD Release Date 31st August 2018

Available via Somm Records https://www.somm-recordings.com/recording/the-hills-of-dreamland-elgar-orchestral-songs/ and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elgar-Dreamland-Wordsworth-Recordings-SOMMCD/dp/B07FSTVTQ1

Kathryn rudge Elgar


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