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ELGAR, E.: Symphony No. 1 / Falstaff (London Symphony, Elgar) (1930-1932)

Composer(s)Elgar, Edward
Artist(s) Elgar, Edward, Conductor • London Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111256
Label Naxos Historical
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Before its sensational première in 1908, Hans Richter, the work’s dedicatee and first conductor, acclaimed Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 as ‘the greatest symphony of modern times’. Although Falstaff is often treated merely comically, Elgar’s virtuosic tone poem presents him and Prince Hal with a psychological insight truly worthy of Shakespeare. On these historic and thrillingly realized recordings, made between 1930 and 1932, there really is no match for the composer’s insight and instinctive way with his own works, especially when conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, of which he had been principal conductor from 1911 to 1913.


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Work/Track Title Time
ELGAR, E.: Symphony No. 1 / Falstaff (London Symphony, Elgar) (1930-1932) 1:19:35   
  Symphony No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 55          
      I. Andante nobilmente e semplice - Allegro 17:14       
      II. Allegro molto 7:38       
      III. Adagio 10:16       
      IV. Lento - Allegro 11:20       
  Falstaff, Op. 68          
      Falstaff and Prince Henry 8:56       
      Eastcheap - Gadshill - The Boar's Head, revelry and sleep 7:02       
      Dream Interlude 2:28       
      Falstaff's march - The return through Gloucestershire - The new king - The hurried ride to London 3:57       
      Interlude: Gloucestershire, Shallow's orchard 2:26       
      King Henry V's progress - The repudiation of Falstaff, and his death 8:18       
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