BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

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Released on June 1, 2018 by Chandos

Main artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Genre: Classical

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    Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63 (Edward Elgar)
  1. 1 I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

  2. 2 II. Larghetto

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

  3. 3 III. Rondo

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

  4. 4 IV. Moderato e maestoso

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

  5. Serenade in E minor, Op. 20
  6. 5 I. Allegro piacevole

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

  7. 6 II. Larghetto

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

  8. 7 III. Allegretto

    Edward Elgar, Composer - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Edward Gardner, Conductor Copyright : (C) 2018 Chandos (P) 2018 Chandos

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Although the 1911 Second Symphony is without a doubt – alongside the slightly later Cello Concerto – the greatest work by the mature Elgar, the Serenade for Strings, finished in 1892 but based on even older material, is clearly the masterpiece of his youth. The Symphony, the last one that the composer finished (a Third was left under construction), is not short of typically English pomp, but the most salient feature of the work is definitely the vast contrast from one movement to the next, or indeed within a given movement, where spontaneous outbursts of feeling mix with regal bursts and doleful chants that speak of a kind of underlying mourning. The Serenade speaks happily of the pleasant English countryside, a kind of song without words: a profoundly British sort of Mendelssohnian inheritance. the BBC Symphony Orchestra swims like a fish in the water of this ineffable, fine music that's bursting with hidden meanings. © SM/Qobuz

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