Elgar and the brute force of a symphony orchestra: He powers up the sound through the cycles, then drops it to nothing in a close that leaves a lump in the throat (Rattle nails it, btw). The
LSO Berliner Philharmoniker (ty AD) does the music, Simon Rattle at the baton, the whole thing is crammed into the time it takes for a pop song. Classical is boring? Try listening to it instead of talking about it.
Bonus Ball: Listen to Bach’s Actus Tragicus (BWV.106) first movement and discover from where Elgar found Nimrod.