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Orchestral Favourites Vol Iv - Elgar's Enigma Variations


Release Date: 05/02/1994 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 7015   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Pierre JoubertJames DavisSylvia KnussenHelen Roberts,   ... 
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A compilation that gathers together some of the most successful performances from William Boughton’s Nimbus CDs.

All the tracks on this disc have been recently reviewed by me as part of the various recordings by William Boughton issued during the 1980s but this compilation gathers together some of the most successful performances from those CDs. The new cover illustration, a Victorian painting of the Embankment by John O’Connor and showing a military parade, is particularly appropriate and attractive; and the notes by David Gutman are new and come with French and German translations.

-- Paul Corfield Godfrey, MusicWeb International
A compilation that gathers together some of the most successful performances from William Boughton’s Nimbus CDs.

All the tracks on this disc have been recently reviewed by me as part of the various recordings by William Boughton issued during the 1980s but this compilation gathers together some of the most successful performances from those CDs. The new cover illustration, a Victorian painting of the Embankment by John O’Connor and showing a military parade, is particularly appropriate and attractive; and the notes by David Gutman are new and come with French and German translations.

-- Paul Corfield Godfrey, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Great Hall, Birmingham University 
Length: 14 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  Great Hall, Birmingham University 
Length: 30 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3. Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39: no 1 in D major by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; England 
Date of Recording: 06/1988 
Venue:  Great Hall, Birmingham University 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
4. Elegy for Strings, Op. 58 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1983 
Venue:  Great Hall, Birmingham University 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5. Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Pierre Joubert (Violin), James Davis (Violin), Sylvia Knussen (Cello),
Helen Roberts (Viola)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1983 
Venue:  Great Hall, Birmingham University 
Length: 13 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6. Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Adrian Partington (Organ), Robert Johnston (Harp)
Conductor:  William Boughton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1983 
Venue:  Great Hall, Birmingham University 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 

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