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  • Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Composer: Edward Elgar
  • Audio CD (24 Feb. 2003)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • ASIN: B000088DT4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,796 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Elgar : In the South [Alassio] Op.50 [Excerpt]
2. Elgar : Symphony No.2 in E flat major Op.63 : I Allegro vivace e nobilmente
3. Elgar : Symphony No.2 in E flat major Op.63 : II Larghetto
4. Elgar : Symphony No.2 in E flat major Op.63 : III Rondo - Presto
5. Elgar : Symphony No.2 in E flat major Op.63 : IV Moderato e maestoso

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This pair of works are closely related. Elgar wrote "Alassio" as the beginning of a symphony in E-flat. It then became the concert overture as we know it. And a few years later Elgar wrote the actual symphony, again in E-flat. Both works refer back to Richard Strauss's "Ein Heldenleben", also in E-flat, in the opening upward thrust and the reflective coda at the end.
The symphony, and also "Alassio" to a lesser extent, is built upon contrasts between upward and downward sequences (Elgar and Bruckner are both masters of sequential writing), and also between agitation and stasis (The development section of the first movement of the symphony must be the stillest and most fragmented development section of any symphony, being shadowy and mysterious).
Andrew Davis brings out the variety of nuances in this multi-faceted symphony that other interpretations lack. Beautifully played by the BBC Philharmonic, this CD is somewhat let down by the spacious but rather recessed recording. As such the exuberance of "Alassio" isn't well registered. For "Alassio" it is a joy to turn to Solti's much more immediate recording. For the slow movement of the symphony, Barbirolli's Halle recording, intense and with a devastating climax, is not to be missed.
Despite shortcomings in the recording, with hardly any break between movements, this CD is one to treasure.
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