Elgar: The Legacy (Vol. 1)

LPO–D927

Track 1: 12:39 FROISSART, CONCERT OVERTURE, OP. 19
Recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1, London, 21 February 1933 ℗ 2007 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Track 2: 03:24 THREE CHARACTERISTIC PIECES, OP. 10 (NO. 3: CONTRASTS: THE GAVOTTE, A.D. 1700 & 1900)
Recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1, London, 21 February 1933 ℗ 2007 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Track 3–5: 12:10 SERENADE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA IN E MINOR, OP. 20
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 29 August 1933 ℗ 2007 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Track 6: 04:22 ELEGY FOR STRING ORCHESTRA, OP. 58
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 29 August 1933 ℗ 2007 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Track 7: 07:52 CORONATION MARCH, OP. 65
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 7 March 1935 ℗ 2007 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Track 8: 04:39 IMPERIAL MARCH, OP. 32
Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, 31 December 1946 ℗ 2023 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Track 9–12: 48:44 SYMPHONY NO. 1 IN A FLAT MAJOR, OP. 55
Recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1, London, 26–27 September 1949. ℗ 2020 London Philharmonic Orchestra

Lawrence Collingwood/David Bicknell producers Anthony Griffith/Arthur Clarke engineers

Notes by Andrew Neill, former Chairman of the Elgar Society (1992-2008).

Cover photograph © Adobe Stock

CD: Elgar: The Legacy (Vol. 1)

Sir Edward Elgar
Froissart, Concert Overture
Three Characteristic Pieces (No. 3: Contrasts: The Gavotte, A.D. 1700 & 1900)
Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor
Elegy for String Orchestra
Coronation March
Imperial March
Symphony No. 1 in A flat major

Sir Edward Elgar conductor
Sir Landon Ronald conductor
Julius Harrison conductor
Sir Adrian Boult conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

The London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the enduring legacy of Sir Edward Elgar as a composer and a conductor. Vol. 1 of this new Elgar Legacy series documents for digital listeners the complete Elgar recordings made by the LPO between 1933 and 1949. During this period, Elgar left an indelible mark on the Orchestra, and his influence continues to live on.

This release is accompanied by insightful notes by Andrew Neill, former Chairman of the Elgar Society (1992-2008). Neill offers a compelling narrative of Elgar’s creative vision and the historical context surrounding these recordings.

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