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ELGAR, E.: Enigma Variations (NTSC)



ELGAR, E.: Enigma Variations (NTSC)

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

A Hidden Portrait and A complete performance of the Enigma Variations.

In an acclaimed BBC drama-documentary filmed in the rolling Malvern Hills, Sir Andrew Davis unravels the mystery of the famous musical puzzle contained in Elgar's seminal work.

A landmark performance of the complete work by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, given in the cathedral in Elgar's home town of Worcester, is recorded in beautiful 5.1 surround sound.

‘A masterpiece in every way.’ -- Sir Andrew Davis

Running time: 85 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu language: EN
Subtitle languages: FR/DE/ES/IT
Price Code: C
Dimensions (mm): W135 H190 D15

Cat. No.: OA 0917 D

A HIDDEN PORTRAIT - Elgar's "Enigma" Variations is one of the most well known and well loved pieces of English music. Virtually overnight, Elgar created a British musical revival – and he was catapulted to fame as a result. This film brings the Enigma Variations to life, telling the fascinating stories behind the people who inspired them. Sir Andrew Davis presents this fascinating programme and conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a selection of the Variations in the glorious setting of Worcester Cathedral. A renowned interpreter of Elgar's music, he illuminates with the orchestra some of the accessible musical details such as the barking dog, or the ‘charming stutter’. Music, photographs, archive images, contemporary reconstructions, and Malvern scenery combines to create a living impression of Elgar's world.

ELGAR’S ENIGMA VARIATIONS - A complete performance of the Enigma Variations.


  • Advertised in Gramophone, Classic fM, BBC Music Magazine
  • Broadcast by the BBC in September 2004

Elgar, Edward

Davis, Andrew

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Classical Documentary

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: OA0917D

Barcode: 0809478009177

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Physical Release: 04/2005

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