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The piece started out with soft rolls by Maraca2 on medium gongs placed on the heads of timpani, with pedals altering the pitch.
To be sure, the pianist’s comprehensive technique eased him deftly through the busy thickets of notes, while the finale carried palpable high-wire excitement when the big tune burst forth with a wallop of brass and timpani.
The orchestra found the right affectionate tone for the various personalities Elgar illuminates in his work — from soothing melody to crashing timpani.
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