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Elgar: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, 'In the South' Overture, Pomp & Circumstance Marches 1, 3 & 5

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Conductor Andrew Davis suffers from occasional bouts with that dreaded British bug--chronic dullness. He's not by any means a bad conductor, but you can always tell when he feels energized by the music he's playing or recording. Elgar is one of his great loves; that much is clear. These are his second recordings of the two symphonies, and they are excellent in every respect. Davis shapes both with a firm hand and a clear view of his final destination. Teldec's recorded sound is especially fine, naturally encompassing the extremes of Elgar's rich orchestration without unnatural spotlighting. At two discs for the price of one, this set is a great deal. --David Hurwitz


Disc: 1
1. Symphony No. 1, Op. 55 In A Flat Major: Sym No. 1 - #1 Andante: Nobilmente e semplice . Allegro
2. Symphony No. 1, Op. 55 In A Flat Major: #2 Allegro molto
3. Symphony No. 1, Op. 55 In A Flat Major: #3 Adagio
4. Symphony No. 1, Op. 55 In A Flat Major: #4 Lento - Allegro
5. Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39: Pomp And Circumstances Marches - #1 No. 1 In D Major
6. Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39: #2 No. 3 In C Minor
7. Pomp and Circumstance Marches, Op. 39: #3 No. 4 In G Major
Disc: 2
1. Op. 50 Overture: In The South
2. S2: Allegro vivace e nobilmente: Symphony No. 2, Op. 63 In E Flat Major - Allegro vivace e nobilmente
3. Symphony No. 2, Op. 63 In E Flat Major: Larghetto
4. Rondo - Presto
5. Moderato e maestoso

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 28, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B000000SA8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,764 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jerry White on October 8, 1999
Teldec have now repackaged Andrew Davis's views on the two Elgar symphonies. The recordings come from two different sessions, and I think this shows. The first symphony (on disc 1) is given a performance that is somewhere between good and very good; it is straightforward but ultimately lacking in any special qualities. The coupled marches similarly are quite well done. Maybe the rather dry acoustic of Barking Town Hall in East London had something to do with it.
The version of the second has been generally praised in the UK, and Davis moves up a notch here with a performance to rank with the best, although for me Barbirolli isn't quite matched. In the South also comes over very well, and the church used for the recording of these two works imparts a greater sense of atmosphere than in the works in disc 1. Overall, it could be argued that the set is very worth having just for the second symphony and the overture. If you take this view, you will get a presentable first as a bonus.
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Elgar: Symphonies 1 and 2, In the South Overture, Pomp and Circumstance Marches 1, 3, and 4

Sir Edward William Elgar, (June 2, 1857 - February 23, 1934) was an English composer, many of his works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. He was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

Although Elgar is often regarded as a typically English composer, most of his musical influences were not from England but from continental Europe. These influences were Schumann, Brahms, Rubinstein, and Wagner. He felt himself to be an outsider, not only musically, but socially. In musical circles dominated by academics, he was a self-taught composer. Elgar has been described as the first composer to take the gramophone seriously. Between 1914 and 1925, he conducted a series of acoustic recordings of his works. The introduction of the microphone in 1925 made far more accurate sound reproduction possible, and Elgar made new recordings of most of his major orchestral works and excerpts from The Dream of Gerontius. These recordings were reissued on LP record in the 1970's and on CD in the 1990's. In his fifties, Elgar composed a symphony and a violin concerto that were immensely successful. His second symphony and his cello concerto did not gain immediate public popularity and took many years to achieve a regular place in the concert repertory of British orchestras. Elgar's music came, in his later years, to be seen as appealing chiefly to British audiences.
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