‘The best Enigma Variations I have ever heard, in concert or on disc.’

So said Elgar Society Chairman Steven Halls in Budapest recently, on the occasion when the Danube Orchestra received the gold medal for their advocacy of Elgar’s music under Alan Tongue’s baton.

A one-time pupil of Sergiu Celibidache, Alan Tongue has been travelling abroad for the last twenty years, with a speciality of conducting English music.

A Major New Discovery

Alan Tongue has turned up a score by Vaughan Williams written in his mid-twenties. Click on the link to learn more.