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Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance Marches, Enigma Variations / Solti


Release Date: 10/26/1990 
Label:  London/Decca Jubilee Catalog #: 417719   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraChicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Elgar's slightly restless ebb and flow, his dramatic contrasts and complex detail bring out the very best in [Solti], who responds to Enigma by projecting a very vital, strong, hyper-sensitive performance which by no means lacks tenderness or warmth.

-- Gramophone 12/1989
reviewing the Enigma Variations, previously reissued as Decca 425155
Elgar's slightly restless ebb and flow, his dramatic contrasts and complex detail bring out the very best in [Solti], who responds to Enigma by projecting a very vital, strong, hyper-sensitive performance which by no means lacks tenderness or warmth.

-- Gramophone 12/1989
reviewing the Enigma Variations, previously reissued as Decca 425155
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Works on This Recording

1.
Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 "In London Town" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; England 
2.
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma" by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
3.
Pomp and Circumstance Marches (5), Op. 39 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1930; England 

Sound Samples

"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.1 in D
"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.2 in A minor
"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.3 in C minor
"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.4 in G
"Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.5 in C
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": Theme (Andante)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 1. C.A.E. (L'istesso tempo)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 2. H.D.S.-P. (Allegro)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 3. R.B.T. (Allegretto)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 4. W.M.B. (Allegro di molto)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 5. R.P.A. (Moderato)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 6. Ysobel (Andantino)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 7. Troyte (Presto)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 8. W.N. (Allegretto)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 9. Nimrod (Adagio)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 10. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Allegretto)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 11. G.R.S. (Allegro di molto)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 12. B.G.N. (Andante)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 13. Romanza *** (Moderato)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma": 14. Finale: E.D.U. (Allegro - Presto)
Overture Cockaigne, Op.40

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