Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2, Symphony No 3 (elaborated by Anthony Payne)

  • Catalogue Number LSO0072
    UPC 822231107224

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner balance engineer

    Symphony No 1 recorded September & October 2001, Barbican, London
    Symphony No 2 recorded October 2001, Barbican, London
    Symphony No 3 recorded December 2001, Barbican, London

    High density recordings
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • '[Davis is] the greatest living Elgarian.'
    Financial Times

    ' Davis and his excellent band distil a remarkable level of concentration in [the works].'
    Gramophone

    'There's a sense that Davis believes utterly in the music.'
    BBC Music Magazine

    'The [symphonies’] first great recording.'
    The Independent

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


One of the finest orchestral composers of the 20th century, Elgar's three symphonies are emotionally intense and brooding. The optimistic First, composed in 1908, was immediately hailed a masterpiece. He soon started work on the enigmatic Second Symphony, producing a darker work. He never completed his Third, which was eventually realised by Anthony Payne.


Composer   Elgar
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
Disc 1
1. Symphony No 1 in A-Flat: I. Andante. Nobilmente e semplice-Allegro
2. Symphony No 1 in A-Flat: II. Allegro molto
3. Symphony No 1 in A-Flat: III. Adagio
4. Symphony No 1 in A-Flat: IV. Lento-Allegro

Disc 2
1. Symphony No 2 in E-Flat: I. Allegro vivace e nobilimente
2. Symphony No 2 in E-Flat: II. Larghetto
3. Symphony No 2 in E-Flat: III. Rondo: Presto
4. Symphony No 2 in E-Flat: IV. Moderato e maestoso

Disc 3
1. Symphony No 3 in C Minor (Sketches elaborate by Anthony Payne): I. Allegro molto maestoso
2. Symphony No 3 in C Minor (Sketches elaborate by Anthony Payne): II. Scherzo: Allegretto
3. Symphony No 3 in C Minor (Sketches elaborate by Anthony Payne): III. Adagio solenne
4. Symphony No 3 in C Minor (Sketches elaborate by Anthony Payne): IV. Allegro

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