ELGAR, E.: Symphony No. 2 / Enigma Variations (Solti)

ELGAR, E.: Symphony No. 2 / Enigma Variations (Solti)


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Conductor: Solti, Georg

Elgar, Edward - Composer
Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 63
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma"

Venue: Royal Festival Hall, London
Date of Concert: 1979
Playing Time: 01:24:00
Television Director: Butler, Peter
Television Director: Greenberg, Rodney
Producer: Large, Brian
Catalogue Number: ICAD5011
UPC: 5060244550117

The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world's greatest artists. These performances are released on video for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.

This performance of Elgar's "Enigma" Variations forms an historic account of the first concert Sir Georg Solti conducted as chief conductor of the LPO in 1979. It is also the first video release with Solti performing Elgar's Symphony No. 2. Solti, who prepared new works by listening to Elgar's own recordings, identified closely with his music. The virtuoso playing of the orchestra combined with his fresh, energetic approach make for an exciting, uplifting experience.

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