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ELGAR: Symphony No. 2 / Cello Concerto (Harrison, Elgar) (1927-28)

Composer(s)Elgar, Edward
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111260
Label Naxos Historical
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Elgar’s second recording of his Symphony No. 2, made only eighteen months after the previous, acoustic set had been released, coincided with the innovation of electrical technology and the opportunity to mark the composer’s seventieth birthday on 2nd June 1927. Both the Symphony and the equally famous recording of the Cello Concerto offer unique insights from being composer-conducted. The tumultuous energy of the opening of the symphony’s first movement, the refusal to indulge the second movement and Elgar’s natural command of the art of transition, so crucial in this of all his works, add significantly to the poignancy and emotional thrust of the work as a whole. Taken at a quicker

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Work/Track Title Time
ELGAR: Symphony No. 2 / Cello Concerto (Harrison, Elgar) (1927-28) 1:17:32   
  Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63          
      I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente 14:37       
      II. Larghetto 13:02       
      III. Rondo: Presto 8:00       
      IV. Moderato e maestoso 12:24       
  Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63: III. Rondo (to cue 116) (Take 1) 4:18       
  Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85          
      I. Adagio - Moderato 7:19       
      II. Lento - Allegro molto 4:26       
      III. Adagio 4:01       
      IV. Allegro - Moderato - Allegro ma non troppo 9:25       
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