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Leonard Slatkin conducts Elgar


Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88883737202  
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Pinchas ZukermanJános Starker
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraSt. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Available for the first time in the United States, this set from the Sony Classical Masters Series features Leonard Slatkin conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (featuring Pinchas Zukerman on violin) in the works of Elgar including Symphonies nos. 1 & 2, Violin Concerto, Cello Concerto, and “Enigma” Variations.

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Leonard Slatkin's Elgar recordings are among the best recordings of the works in the past 20 years. Slatkin's understanding of Elgar's music and his ability to articulate both its grandly monumental and deeply intimate qualities is unsurpassed among his contemporaries and his interpretations are marvelously controlled
Read more and wonderfully expressive. Of course, Slatkin is aided by the strong and sympathetic playing of the London Philharmonic and by the soulful virtuosity of violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Janos Starker. And RCA does capture all their performances in clear, deep, and warm digital sound. While no one who loves Elgar's music should be without Barbirolli and Boult's recordings, anyone who loves Elgar's music would like Slatkin's recordings.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; England 
2.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1911; England 
3.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
4.
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; England 
5.
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; England 
6.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  János Starker (Cello)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
7.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
8.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
9.
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
10.
Froissart Overture, Op. 19 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; England 

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