Notes and Editorial Reviews
Yehudi Menuhin, never an inspirational conductor, nevertheless had a long and successful career in this profession with many good recordings under his belt. Although he was not particularly super-competent, he was always treated with the respect he deserved by the ensembles he worked with. He produced some very good recordings, better in fact than one might have expected. This is one of them.
...[T]his is not a gentle Enigma. There is real muscle in this performance as becomes noticeable at a reasonably early stage. The orchestra respond exceptionally well. The brass and percussion dominate in parts - where it is necessary. The organ reinforces the bottom end of the score in the last variation and does so in a most
impressive way. Although the sound of the brass is somewhat over-enthusiastic and can sometimes run away with itself, I would far rather have this than the over-careful renderings we can get today. Highly recommended, given the performances and the low price...
-- John Phillips, MusicWeb International
reviewing the Enigma Variations reissued as part of Regis 1219 Read less
Works on This Recording
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1903-1904; England
Length: 21 Minutes 50 Secs.
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