Musical Opinion on ESO/Elgar/Fraser “…gorgeous depths of tone…”

The current issue (January-March 2016) of Musical Opinion Magazineleads off its concert coverage with Christopher Morley’s rave review of the ESO’s October 10 premiere of Donald Fraser’s orchestration of the Elgar Piano Quintet.

The ESO’s recording of this “worthy addition to the Elgar canon” is released on Avie Records in May 2016.


Musical Opinion Review Elgar Piano Quintet part 1

Musical Opinion Review Elgar Piano Quintet part 2


Musical Opinion Review Elgar Piano Quintet cover

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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