Elgars ENIGMA VARIATIONS
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.
ELGARS ENIGMA VARIATIONS - A complete performance of the Enigma
- Advertised in Gramophone, Classic fM, BBC Music Magazine
- Broadcast by the BBC in September 2004