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Penguin Guide, January 2009

George Hurst with the Bournemouth orchestra inspires richly expressive playing, full of subtle rubato which consistently sounds natural and idiomatic, never self-conscious. Like Elgar himself, he tends to press ahead rather than linger, as in the great climactic variation in Enigma, Nimrod, as well as in the finale and in the overture, In the South. The Coronation March also inspires an opulent, red-blooded performance, and the recording throughout is rich and sumptuous.



BBC Music Magazine

"To Georg Hurst, a seasoned Elgarian, goes the credit for the cogency of the whole concept"





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