Elgar: Symphony No 3
Catalogue Number LSO0019
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
The Daily Telegraph’s Top Ten Classical CDs of 2002
The Guardian’s Best Classical CDs of 2002
The Sunday Telegraph’s Best Classical CDs of 2002
BBC Music Magazine’s Top Ten Discs of the Decade
Performance: ***** Recording: **** ‘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.’
'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.'
'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 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
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.
|Conductor||Sir Colin Davis|
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
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