Sir Colin Davis

Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1-3 (Box Set)

LSO0072 3CD

Elgar Symphonies 1-3 box set

Elgar Symphonies 1-3 box set

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Sir Colin Davis conductor

Diapason D'or Diapason, Symphony No 1
Best Classical CDs of the Year Sunday Times, Symphony No 2
Top Ten Discs of the Decade BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 3
Best Classical CDs of the Year The Guardian, Symphony No 3

One of the finest orchestral composers of the 20th century, Elgar's three symphonies are emotionallty inense 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.

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Reviews

Best Classical CDs of the Year The Guardian, Symphony No 1

Best Classical CDs of the Year Sunday Telegraph, Symphony No 1

Diapason D'or Diapason, Symphony No 1

Editor's Choice 'No other orchestra is better equipped than the LSO to perform Elgar's music ... a magnificent performance' Gramophone, Symphony No 1

Best Classical CDs of the Year Sunday Times, Symphony No 2

Artistic Quality 10 Sound Quality 10 ClassicsToday.com, Symphony No 2

Top Ten Discs of the Decade BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 3

Best Classical CDs of the Year The Guardian, Symphony No 3

'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, Symphony No 1

Best Classical CDs of the Year The Guardian, Symphony No 2

'a radical version that sweeps away preconceived notionsabout the work.The headiness of Davis's approach is matched by the lushness of the LSO's playing and a sumptuous recording' The Guardian, Symphony No 2

'this performance is further evidence of Sir Colin Davis's intense rapport with Elgar's music ... a very moving performance, magnificently played' Sunday Telegraph, Symphony No 2

'remarkable, above all for its depth of feeling' Sunday Times, Symphony No 2

Best Classical CDs of the Year Daily Telegraph, Symphony No 3

'Having attended the first of the two Barbican concerts from which the recording emanates, I wondered whether Sir Colin's extraordinarily powerful account of the slow movement in particular would move me as much as it did in the concert hall. The answer is an emphatic yes. 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, Symphony No 3

'there's an inner intensity that makes passage after passage come to life as never before ... Most of all, there's a sense that Davis believes utterly in the music' BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 3

'the symphony's first great recording' The Independent, Symphony No 3

Artists

Sir Colin Davis conductor
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

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 français/auf Deutsch

Catalogue number - LSO0072
UPC - 822231107224

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