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British Composers - Barbirolli Conducts Elgar


Release Date: 05/03/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 95444   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Janet BakerJacqueline Du Pré
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraAllegri String QuartetSinfonia of London,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Saluting an extraordinary composer-conductor relationship, this collection presents almost all Elgar's major orchestral works and the Sea Pictures in the classic recordings made by Sir John Barbirolli towards the end of his life. Barbirolli began as an orchestral cellist, and played under Elgar's baton in the première of the Cello Concerto. Encouraged by Elgar, he moved into conducting and made his mark with the composer's Second Symphony in 1927. Elgar's music was to remain a talisman for the rest of Barbirolli's life. Saluting an extraordinary composer-conductor relationship, this collection presents almost all Elgar's major orchestral works and the Sea Pictures in the classic recordings made by Sir John Barbirolli towards the end of his life. Barbirolli began as an orchestral cellist, and played under Elgar's baton in the première of the Cello Concerto. Encouraged by Elgar, he moved into conducting and made his mark with the composer's Second Symphony in 1927. Elgar's music was to remain a talisman for the rest of Barbirolli's life. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; England 
2.
Introduction and Allegro for String Quartet and String Orchestra, Op. 47 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Allegri String Quartet,  Sinfonia of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; England 
3.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1911; England 
4.
Elegy for Strings, Op. 58 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; England 
5.
Sospiri, Op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914; England 
6.
Falstaff, Op. 68 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; England 
7.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
8.
Froissart Overture, Op. 19 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; England 
9.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
10.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1930; England 
11.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sinfonia of London
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
12.
Sea Pictures, Op. 37 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Dame Janet Baker (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; England 
13.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55 (1993 Digital Remaster): I. Andante: nobilmente e semplice - Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55 (1993 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro molto -
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55 (1993 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55 (1993 Digital Remaster): IV. Lento - Allegro
Introduction and Allegro, Op.47 (2000 Digital Remaster)
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63 (1993 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63 (1993 Digital Remaster): II. Larghetto
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63 (1993 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Presto)
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63 (1993 Digital Remaster): IV. Moderato e maestoso
Elegy, Op.58 (2000 Digital Remaster)
Sospiri, Op.70 (2000 Digital Remaster)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 TERRIFIC RECORDING June 19, 2012 By Stanley J. (Baltimore, MD) See All My Reviews "I've just made Elgar acquaintance. Am delighted with Barborolli's conducting and with the variety of Elgar's music presented in this album. Often play a selection from this collection now that I have an excellent presentation of what is for me - a "new" composer. Thank you ArkivMusic for making me aware of this wonderful and enchanting music." Report Abuse
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