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Elgar: Symphony No 3

  • Catalogue Number LSO0019
    UPC 822231101925

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner sound engineer

    Recorded December 2001, Barbican, London

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

  • Top Ten Discs of the Decade BBC Music Magazine

    Top Ten Classical CDs of 2002 Daily Telegraph

    Best Classical CDs of 2002 The Guardian

    Best Classical CDs of 2002 Sunday Telegraph

    Performance ***** Sound **** ‘This is the most impressive of Davis’ three recent LSO Elgar recordings…Strongly recommended, even to those who already have an Elgar 3 on disc’ BBC Music Magazine

    'Not only do Davis and his excellent band distil a remarkable level of concentration in this nobly defiant, dark hued essay, they also locate a heartache and intimacy that touch to the very marrow.' Gramophone

    'There's an inner intensity that makes passage after passage come to life as never before. Strongly recommended, even to those who already have an Elgar 3 on disc.' BBC Music Magazine

    'Totally compelling from first note to last ... Davis wrings out even more feeling than his predecessors.' The Elgar Society Journal

    'Payne's achievement is one of the musical wonders of the last 50 years ... The symphony's first great recording.' The Independent

    ‘The performance by Colin Davis and the LSO recorded live at the Barbican…is one of the most convincing I have heard, with playing that brings out the music’s harsh grandeur’ The Sunday Times

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


Elgar left only sketches for a Third Symphony when he died and it was not until 1998 that Anthony Payne completed these to produce what was hailed as one of the musical events of the decade.


Composer   Elgar
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 3 in C minor (Sketches elaborated by Anthony Payne): I. Allegro molto maestoso
2. Symphony No 3 in C minor (Sketches elaborated by Anthony Payne): II. Scherzo: Allegretto
3. Symphony No 3 in C minor (Sketches elaborated by Anthony Payne): III. Adagio solenne
4. Symphony No 3 in C minor (Sketches elaborated by Anthony Payne): IV. Allegro

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