Elgar: Symphony No 1

  • Catalogue Number LSO0017
    UPC 822231101024

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner sound engineer

    Recorded September 2001, Barbican, London

    176.4kHz (high density PCM) recording
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • Best Classical CDs of 2002 The Guardian

    Best Classical CDs of 2002 Sunday Telegraph

    Diapason D'or Diapason

    Editor's Choice 'No other orchestra is better equipped than the LSO to perform Elgar's music - the composer conducted them in their first season and maintained close links until his death ... a magnificent performance.' Gramophone

    ***** 'Terrific and deeply satisfying.' Mail on Sunday

    **** [Colin Davis] gives a beautiful vision and displays exemplary stylistic correctness…the LSO achieve a rare flexibility and have an amazing quality stamp that is unrivalled in this directory’ Le Monde de la Musique

    'Sir Colin Davis's live recordings with the LSO are rapidly establishing themselves as benchmarks of the catalogue ... This new disc is scarcely less essential.' The Independent

    'A marvellously fresh interpretation ... performed here with rare, unsentimental vigour.'The Observer

    ***** 'Startlingly daring but what emerges is a totally unified view.' The Guardian

    'The greatest living Elgarian. There is a breadth and structural completeness about it that does justice to Elgar's vision ... sustained tonally and technically as only the LSO can.' Financial Times

    'The LSO's superb musicians play like men and women possessed.' Sunday Times


Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO has a long and illustrious association with Elgar and his music. He conducted the LSO in 1904, the year it was founded, and was later to become its Principal Conductor. Over recent years Sir Colin Davis has established an unrivalled reputation in Elgar's music.

Composer   Elgar
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
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

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