ELGAR, E.: Dream of Gerontius (The) (Baker, Pears, Shirley-Quirk, London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Boult)


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Conductor: Boult, Adrian

Elgar, Edward - Composer
The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38

Venue: Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
Playing Time: 02:39:37
Catalogue Number: ICAD5140
UPC: 5060244551404

This performance represents the only existing film of Sir Adrian Boult conducting The Dream of Gerontius filmed in Canterbury Cathedral in 1968. It features a stellar cast of soloists: Dame Janet Baker, a leading interpreter of The Angel and John Shirley Quirk who, with Boult, recorded a definitive interpretation of Peter in The Kingdom.

The film uses the original BBC master which is far superior to the poor copies which have been in circulation over the years. The video also features a 60-minute documentary on Sir Adrian Boult as a bonus and was produced in 1989 by the BBC to celebrate Sir Adrian Boult's 100th anniversary.

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