Elgar: Symphony No 1
Catalogue Number LSO0017
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
The Guardians’ Best Classical CDs of 2002
The Sunday Times’ Best Classical CDs of 2002
Gramophone Magazine’s 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.'
***** 'Terrific and deeply satisfying.'
Mail on Sunday
***** 'Startlingly daring but what emerges is a totally unified view.'
**** ‘[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.'
'A marvellously fresh interpretation ... performed here with rare, unsentimental vigour.'
'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.'
'The LSO's superb musicians play like men and women possessed.'
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.
|Conductor||Sir Colin Davis|
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
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