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ELGAR, E.: Symphony No. 1 / Falstaff (London Symphony, Elgar) (1930-1932)


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ELGAR, E.: Symphony No. 1 / Falstaff (London Symphony, Elgar) (1930-1932)

Before its sensational première in 1908, Hans Richter, the work’s dedicatee and first conductor, acclaimed Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 as ‘the greatest symphony of modern times’. Although Falstaff is often treated merely comically, Elgar’s virtuosic tone poem presents him and Prince Hal with a psychological insight truly worthy of Shakespeare. On these historic and thrillingly realized recordings, made between 1930 and 1932, there really is no match for the composer’s insight and instinctive way with his own works, especially when conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, of which he had been principal conductor from 1911 to 1913.

Elgar, Edward

  Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 55
1.   I. Andante nobilmente e semplice - Allegro 00:17:14
2.   II. Allegro molto 00:07:38
3.   III. Adagio 00:10:16
4.   IV. Lento - Allegro 00:11:20
  Falstaff, Op. 68
5.   Falstaff and Prince Henry 00:08:56
6.   Eastcheap - Gadshill - The Boar's Head, revelry and sleep 00:07:02
7.   Dream Interlude 00:02:28
8.   Falstaff's march - The return through Gloucestershire - The new king - The hurried ride to London 00:03:57
9.   Interlude: Gloucestershire, Shallow's orchard 00:02:26
10.   King Henry V's progress - The repudiation of Falstaff, and his death 00:08:18

Total Playing Time: 01:19:35

Elgar, Edward

Elgar, Edward

London Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.111256

Barcode: 0747313325627

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Physical Release: 02/2009

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