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Elgar: Caractacus - Alastair Miles (bass); Christopher Purves (bass); Elgan Llyr Thomas (tenor); Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano);...
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  1. Caractacus, cantata for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 35
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Edward Elgar was a classic late bloomer, and the expansive Caractacus, somewhere between a cantata and an oratorio, counts as an early work even though it was premiered when the composer was 32. It has not often been recorded. Caractacus was a British chief, of the Catuvellauni tribe, who in the first century C.E. carried out guerrilla warfare against the invading Roman legions. Captured and turned over to the Romans by a nearby queen into whose realm he had fled, he was sentenced to death in Rome but persuaded the emperor ...

Elgar: Caractacus 2019, Hyperion

UPC: 034571282541