LPO – 0002
Made in Germany
© 2005 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 1979, 1984, 1986 BBC
Released by arrangement with BBC Music
Recorded by BBC Radio 3.
Restoration engineer: Andrew Lang
Mastering engineer: Andrew Lang
Introduction and Allegro recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 27 November 1984.
Our Hunting Fathers recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on 14 August 1979.
Enigma Variations recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 August 1986.
Design and artwork: Rufus Leonard
Publisher – Benjamin Britten, Our Hunting Fathers: Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.
Total playing time 75:18
The London Philharmonic Orchestra wishes to thank Laurie Watt for facilitating the release of this recording.
CD: Haitink conducts Elgar & Britten
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for string quartet and string orchestra, Op. 47
Britten Our Hunting Fathers, Op. 8 (Words by W.H. Auden)
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’ for orchestra, Op. 36
Bernard Haitink conductor
Heather Harper soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Nolan leader
As Principal Conductor from 1967–79, Bernard Haitink presided over some of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s most memorable and exciting years. Live accounts of great British music by Elgar and Britten from the late 1970s and early 1980s capture the animation of this special relationship – one of the greatest in London’s musical history.