In My Dreams CD
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- Release Date 24 July 2020
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"Following on from 2017’s Dream of Gerontius, Daniel Barenboim releases the next oeuvre in his Elgar series for Decca Classics: ‘Sea Pictures / Falstaff’, recorded live in December 2019 with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Latvian soprano Elīna Garanča.
Barenboim first recorded Sea Pictures forty years ago in 1980 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Yvonne Minton, and returns to the repertoire in this new recording.
Sea Pictures was written during the summer of 1899, in the weeks after the successful premiere of the Enigma Variations had brought Elgar to national prominence. The piece is in an unfamiliar form for the time, a song cycle for voice and orchestra, on poems by different authors with a subject in common – one suitable for a county with an extensive shoreline, that of the sea.
Featuring Latvian mezzo Elīna Garanča, her first recording of this seminal work
The next in his Elgar series for Decca Classics with the Staatskapelle Berlin
Recorded live in winter of 2019"