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Elgar Remastered


Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 261   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarWilliam CroftAnonymous
Performer:  Beatrice HarrisonYehudi Menuhin
Conductor:  Sir Edward ElgarLawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 sessions Read more themselves, along with astonishing sound quality.

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REVIEWS:

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.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Beatrice Harrison (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
2.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
3.
The Kingdom, Op. 51: Overture by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1906; England 
4.
Danse pensée "Rosemary" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; England 
5.
Characteristic Pieces (3), Op. 10: no 1, Mazurka by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; England 
6.
May Song by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901/1928; England 
7.
Sérénade lyrique by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; England 
8.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b: no 1, March by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
9.
O God, our help in ages past by William Croft
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
10.
Symphony no 1 in A flat major, Op. 55 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907-1908; England 
11.
Symphony no 2 in E flat major, Op. 63 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1911; England 
12.
Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61: Excerpt(s) by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
13.
Variations on an Original Theme, "Enigma", Op. 36: Moderato (R.P.A.) by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
14.
Variations on an Original Theme, "Enigma", Op. 36: Andantino (Ysobel) by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
15.
Variations on an Original Theme, "Enigma", Op. 36: Presto (Troyte) by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
16.
Caractacus, Op. 35: Triumphal March by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; England 
17.
Caractacus, Op. 35: Woodland Interlude by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; England 
18.
Dream Children, Op. 43: Andante by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Lawrence Collingwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; England 
19.
Severn Suite for Brass Band, Op. 87: Toccata by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930; England 
20.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a: no 5, Fairy Pipers by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
21.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a: no 3, Minuet by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
22.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 1, Op. 1a: no 4, Sun Dance by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
23.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b: no 5, The Tame Bear by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
24.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b: no 6, Wild Bears by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
25.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b: no 2, The Little Bells by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
26.
The Wand of Youth Suite no 2, Op. 1b: no 3, Moths and Butterflies by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908; England 
27.
The Banner of St George, Op. 33: It comes from the misty ages by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonic Festival Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1897; England 
28.
God save the King/Queen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonic Festival Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; England 

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