BBC Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Bernstein Elgar : Enigma Variations

Elgar : Enigma Variations

BBC Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Bernstein

Released on September 6, 1984 by Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Main artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Genre: Classical

Choose your download
Add to basket
Improve this album page

1.45

Web Player
Display track details

Album : 1 disk - 18 tracks Total length : 00:53:24

    Variations on an Original Theme, Op.36 "Enigma" (Edward Elgar)
  1. 1 Theme (Andante)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  2. 2 1. C.A.E. (L'istesso tempo)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  3. 3 2. H.D.S.-P. (Allegro)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  4. 4 3. R.B.T. (Allegretto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  5. 5 4. W.M.B. (Allegro di molto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  6. 6 5. R.P.A. (Moderato)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  7. 7 6. Ysobel (Andantino)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  8. 8 7. Troyte (Presto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  9. 9 8. W.N. (Allegretto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  10. 10 9. Nimrod (Adagio)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  11. 11 10. Intermezzo: Dorabella (Allegretto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  12. 12 11. G.R.S. (Allegro di molto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  13. 13 12. B.G.N. (Andante)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  14. 14 13. Romanza *** (Moderato)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  15. 15 14. Finale: E.D.U. (Allegro - Presto)

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  16. 'Pomp and Circumstance,' Op.39: March, No.1 in D
  17. 16 Elgar: "Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.1 in D

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  18. 'Pomp and Circumstance,' Op.39: March, No.2 in A minor
  19. 17 Elgar: "Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.2 In A Minor

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

  20. The Crown of India
  21. 18 March Of The Mogul Emperors

    Leonard Bernstein, Conductor, MainArtist - Hans Weber, Producer, Recording Producer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Sir Edward ELGAR, Composer - Hanno Rinke, Producer - Hans-Rudolf Müller, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Joachim Niss, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Karl-August Naegler, Balance Engineer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 1982 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

About

A true chameleon capable of changing colours and styles according to the works he directs, Leonard Bernstein recorded this album in London in 1982 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which he directed for the first and last time on this occasion. All during troubled times with Margaret Thatcher’s military response against Argentina following the events in the Falkland Islands. In this context, Bernstein, who hadn’t often come back to Great Britain since 1948, conducted the most patriotic music of all: the work of Sir Edward Elgar, first in concert, then for this recording released by Deutsche Grammophon. The collaboration with the BBC Symphony Orchestra didn’t start off so well… After arriving late because he had underestimated his travel time, Bernstein started the repetition with no apologies whatsoever, imposing on disgruntled musicians excessively slow or fast tempos, although always in connection with Elgar’s indications.
Today the most striking aspect of this recording is the finesse of interpretation, which takes into account Elgar’s numerous German and French influences that appear through extreme nuances and subtle sound layers. The famous variation Nimrod, approached very gently with a slowness that renders it almost unrecognisable, all of a sudden takes on a metaphysical dimension. For good measure, Bernstein added two of the famous marches from Pomp and Circumstance, the first one being more or less a secondary British national anthem. © François Hudry/Qobuz

To discover

On the same theme

Genre

Classical in the magazine

More articles

News

More articles