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Elgar: Enigma Variations; Holst: Planets / Boult, Lpo, Lso


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 67749   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gustav HolstSir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell ChoirLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This magnificent performance of The Planets, recorded with an opulent realism, brings to a final culmination Boult's supreme understanding of this work. The account of the 'Enigma' Variations is also a classic: a performance by a great conductor who has lived a lifetime with his music." -- GRAMOPHONE "This magnificent performance of The Planets, recorded with an opulent realism, brings to a final culmination Boult's supreme understanding of this work. The account of the 'Enigma' Variations is also a classic: a performance by a great conductor who has lived a lifetime with his music." -- GRAMOPHONE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 by Gustav Holst
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 48 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 30 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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