Elgar Symphony No. 1

Doric String Quartet & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No 1; Introduction And Allegro (2017)

Doric String Quartet & Edward Gardner - Elgar: Symphony No 1; Introduction And Allegro
Classical, Romantic Era, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:12 min | 244 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

This new Elgar surround-sound recording brings together some of Chandos’ finest exclusive British artists for the first time.
Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55 (2016) [TR24][OF]

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No.1 In A Flat Major, Op.55
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 51:23 min | 938 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2016

Daniel Barenboim continues his acclaimed Elgar series with the landmark First Symphony. These new issues mark the first time that indefatigable maestro Barenboim has returned to recording Elgar’s symphonic works since the 1970s.

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Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No. 1 (2016)

Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin - Elgar: Symphony No. 1 (2016)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 239 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 128 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002458302

Daniel Barenboim continues his acclaimed Elgar series with the landmark First Symphony. These new issues mark the first time that indefatigable maestro Barenboim has returned to recording Elgar’s symphonic works since the 1970s.
This recording is the latest step in maestro Barenboim’s Elgarian journey with the Berlin Staatskapelle, following on from well-received performances of Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, the Cello Concerto (recorded live with Alisa Weilerstein for Decca), and Elgar’s Second Symphony – about which the Guardian wrote: “The surging, unquenchable energy of this account is obvious from the opening bars, which are borne on an irresistible flood of sound from the Berlin Staatskapelle
Oramo, Stockholm Philharmonic - Elgar: Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne (2014)

Oramo, Stockholm Philharmonic - Elgar: Symphony No. 1, Cockaigne (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 308 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1939

It was during the winter of 1900–01 that Elgar began to sketch what he hoped would turn into a symphony – his first. But the sketches were quickly absorbed into several shorter pieces, one of which was the Cockaigne overture. Although composed in the rural area of the Malvern Hills, the work is nevertheless an unashamedly populist portrait of ‘old London town’, complete with references to whistling errand boys and a marching band – the composer himself described the music as ‘cheerful and Londony’.
Elgar - Symphony No.1 - Sakari Oramo (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Elgar - Symphony No.1 - Sakari Oramo (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 1.18 GB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: eClassical

It was during the winter of 1900–01 that Elgar began to sketch what he hoped would turn into a symphony – his first. But the sketches were quickly absorbed into several shorter pieces, one of which was the Cockaigne overture. Although composed in the rural area of the Malvern Hills, the work is nevertheless an unashamedly populist portrait of ‘old London town’, complete with references to whistling errand boys and a marching band – the composer himself described the music as ‘cheerful and Londony’.
Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5 - Bernard Haitink, Philharmonia Orchestra (1983)

Edward Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A flat, Op. 55 • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 5, Op. 39
Bernard Haitink, Philharmonia Orchestra

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | Coverart Embedded & High-def JPEG | ~275 Mb
VA – Elgar, Symphony No.1 / Berlioz, Overtures – Staatskapelle Dresden, Davis

VA – Elgar, Symphony No.1 / Berlioz, Overtures – Staatskapelle Dresden, Davis
Classical | 2005 | 74'55 | FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 339 MB
Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Elgar: Symphonies No.1 & No.2, Pomp and Circumstance, In the South (1996)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli - Elgar: Symphonies No.1 & No.2, Pomp and Circumstance, In the South (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:36:23 | 699 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grommophon | Catalog: 453 103-2

Elgar's two symphonies are good example of interpretations of music being stuck thanks to the strange British conservatism. If you listen to 10 recordings of these symphonies by 10 British conductors, they all sound more or less same in terms of interpretation: controlled, noble, beautiful Elgarian rubato and so on.
Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014) [24/96]

Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:25 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Walton burst onto the British musical scene in his twenties, the success of works such as Façade, the Viola Concerto, and Belshazzar’s Feast establishing him in both the avant-garde and the mainstream of British composers. The obvious next step for Walton was to compose a symphony and he was duly commissioned to do so by Sir Hamilton Harty in 1932. The first complete performance of his Symphony No. 1, in 1935, was a triumph, immediately gaining the work an honoured place in British music which it has never lost. It is a highly virtuosic work with a remarkable expressive range, in turns powerful and broad, malicious, melancholic, and majestic.
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2017)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Vasily Petrenko - Elgar: Symphony No. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 69:39 min | 293 MB
Label: Onyx Classics | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

This eagerly awaited recording from Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra follows their critically acclaimed performance of Elgar's Symphony No.1. BBC Radio 3 raved that Petrenko ''gets Elgar… absolutely understands the beating heart of it.'' More emotionally complex and ambiguous than the first, Elgar's Symphony No.2 seems to sense the apocalyptic events that would be unleashed just three years later.