Elgar: Enigma Variations, In The South, Serenade for Strings


The Philharmonia Orchestra is widely recognised as the UK’s finest orchestra with an impressive recording legacy, this being their fifth disc with Signum. This disc combines the Philharmonia’s renowned sound with the leadership of Maestro Davis, who’s recording and performing career spans through all the great orchestras of the world.

This disc features Elgar’s best known orchestral works; The Enigma Variations depict twelve of Elgar’s family and friends in fourteen variations built on the original Enigma theme, one of Elgar’s earliest and still most frequently played orchestral works, Serenade for Strings, and In the South, Elgar’s Concert Overture written for the Elgar festival in 1904.

A reading clearly born of true affection for, and deep knowledge of this rich and ever-wonderful score… any Elgarian seeking these three pieces together will not remotely be disappointed – International Record Review

Three fine interpretations, that also has the excitement of public performance, by a conductor who loves this repertoire and knows it like the back of his hand – BBC Music Magazine

A highly impressive recording Classic FM Magazine

 iTUNES  Spotify

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davies

RELEASE DATE: 25/05/2009
BARCODE: 635212016824

Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra (Enigma)

1. Theme (Andante) Enigma

2. Variation 1 (L’istesso tempo) C. A. E.

3. Variation 2 (Allegro) H. D. S-P.

4. Variation 3 (Allegretto) R. B. T.

5. Variation 4 (Allegro di molto) W. M. B.

6. Variation 5 (Moderato) R. P. A.

7. Variation 6 (Andantino) Ysobel

8. Variation 7 (Presto) Troyte

9. Variation 8 (Allegretto) W. N.

10. Variation 9 (Adagio) Nimrod

11. Variation 10 (Intermezzo: Allegretto) Dorabella

12. Variation 11 (Allegro di molto) G. R. S.

13. Variation 12 (Andante) B. G. N.

14. Variation 13 (Romanza: Moderato) * * *

15. Variation 14 (Finale: Allegro) E. D. U.

16. In the South (Alassio)

Serenade for Strings

17. I. Allegro placevole

18. II. Larghetto

19. III. Allegretto

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