Recording of the Month: Elgar orchestral works

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Elgar Enigma Variations

Elgar is the focus of our December Recording of the Month. In this superbly programmed disc for Hyperion, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Martyn Brabbins perform the ever-popular Enigma Variations and In the South (Alassio). They also turn the spotlight on several First World War rarities – Une voix dans le désert, Carillon and Le drapeau belge – and give us the first recording of Elgar's own orchestral arrangement of his song Pleading.

Find out more about the music and hear clips from the disc in this episode of the BBC Music Magazine podcast, presented by deputy editor Jeremy Pound and reviews editor Rebecca Franks

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