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Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberCHSA5197
Release date2018-06-01
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

Following a highly-praised recording of Symphony No. 1 last year, Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony present here an electrifying interpretation of Elgar’s Symphony No. 2, with the addition of one of his most performed works: the Serenade for Strings.

Having now become experts in British repertoire with highly lauded series of Walton and Britten, they reveal all the aspects of Elgar’s masterpiece in this surround sound recording. Symphony No. 2 is richly orchestrated and skilfully constructed, drawing on hugely varied resources of harmony, rhythm and melody, and making considerable use of thematic transformation as a unifying technique.

While the Symphony No.2 is one of the greatest products of Elgar’s maturity, the Serenade in E minor for Strings is perhaps the most charming product of his youth. In this three-movement piece dominated by a deeply passionate Larghetto, the strings of the BBC Symphony superbly encapsulate all the emotions offered by this graceful work: tender, lyrical and intense.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Elgar, Edward
  Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63 54:37
01 Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: I. Allegro vivace e
17:44 $ 4.79 USD
02 Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: II. Larghetto 14:02 $ 3.79 USD
03 Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo 08:00 $ 2.16 USD
04 Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: IV. Moderato e
14:51 $ 4.01 USD
  Composer: Elgar, Edward
  Serenade in E minor, Op. 20 11:23
05 Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20: I. Allegro piacevole 03:05 $ 0.83 USD
06 Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20: II. Larghetto 05:45 $ 1.55 USD
07 Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20: III. Allegretto 02:33 $ 0.69 USD
  Album total 66:00
ComposerElgar, Edward
OrchestraBBC Symphony Orchestra
ConductorGardner, Edward

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