This release is a unique opportunity for the listener who has interest in historical performance. This four-disc set contains virtually the entire 1928 Elgar studio sessions of the Cello Concerto, as well as several unused takes of major orchestral works and miniatures- pressings which have hitherto been unheard. These pressings are from Elgar’s own private library by way of Arthur Reynolds, a keen collector of original Elgar photographs and recordings. The only person to whom Arthur Reynolds granted access to this treasure trove was master recording engineer, Lani Spahr. In his work, Lani Spahr was able to synchronize the various sides into a stereo image through hours of painstaking effort. This provides insight into the sessionsRead more themselves, along with astonishing sound quality.
The electrical recordings of the late 1920s are also glorious interpretations which reveal him as a passionate and intense conductor...the sheer impact of the First Symphony in all its cleaned-up detail is overwhelming.
– Guardian (UK)
So many details in the First Symphony stand out as never before.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85by Sir Edward Elgar Performer:
Beatrice Harrison (Cello)
Sir Edward Elgar
New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1919; England