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Elgar: Symphony No. 3; Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 ()

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A decade before the release of this disc in late 2007, two of the three pieces on it were still undiscovered. It was well known in Elgarian circles that, though he had toyed with a symphony for several years in the early '30s, the composer had on his deathbed explicitly forbidden anyone from tinkering with the sketches. And it was just about unknown that the composer had also tinkered with sketches of a Sixth Pomp and Circumstance March. Despite what was known and unknown, musicologist Anthony Payne believed there was enough in the sketches for him to elaborate a full-length symphony. The Elgar Will Trust agreed, and Elgar's Third Symphony was premiered in London in 1998 -- and greeted with a standing ovation. After the success of the Third, Payne and the Trust turned to the sketches for a Sixth Pomp and Circumstance March, and it was premiered in 2006, once again to great acclaim.This Chandos disc with Richard Hickox leading the BBC National Orchestra of Wales contains the fourth recording of the... Hide synopsis

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