16 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The London Symphony Orchestra is a world leader in works by Elgar, and conductor Sir Colin Davis has shown ample affection for the English composer in his own discography. So this live recording of the Enigma Variations, Introduction, and Allegro for Strings has some high expectations to meet. Unusually, the crew here opt to keep their performance of the Enigma frequently low-key; the interpretive choice works wonderfully as an elegant counterpoise to more obvious (and strenuous) methods of attack.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The London Symphony Orchestra is a world leader in works by Elgar, and conductor Sir Colin Davis has shown ample affection for the English composer in his own discography. So this live recording of the Enigma Variations, Introduction, and Allegro for Strings has some high expectations to meet. Unusually, the crew here opt to keep their performance of the Enigma frequently low-key; the interpretive choice works wonderfully as an elegant counterpoise to more obvious (and strenuous) methods of attack.

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