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Elgar: Symphony No. 1 & In the South / Marriner, ASMF


Release Date: 12/14/2018 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1385  
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
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REVIEW:

A blaze from heaven descended on him while he was conducting this extremely good First Symphony. He sets a well-nigh perfect tempo for the march and follows with a really lively, excited allegro. Even better though, the playing captures that elusive vein of fantasy that is Elgar. Moments of magic explain why Elgar wraps himself round the hearts of the Englanders and beyond. Marriner knows where he is going and the final pages are superb. The recording itself is beautifully balanced.

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REVIEW:

A blaze from heaven descended on him while he was conducting this extremely good First Symphony. He sets a well-nigh perfect tempo for the march and follows with a really lively, excited allegro. Even better though, the playing captures that elusive vein of fantasy that is Elgar. Moments of magic explain why Elgar wraps himself round the hearts of the Englanders and beyond. Marriner knows where he is going and the final pages are superb. The recording itself is beautifully balanced.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; England 
2.
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; England 

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