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Elgar: Symphony No. 1 in A Flat Major, Op. 55 - Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47

Doric String Quartet, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

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Introduction & Allegro, Op. 47  
Moderato -
Edward Elgar; Doric String Quartet; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
Allegro -
Edward Elgar; Doric String Quartet; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
Fugue. Allegro
Edward Elgar; Doric String Quartet; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
Symphony No. 1 in A Flat Major, Op. 55  
I. Andante nobilmente e semplice - Allegro
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
II. Allegro molto
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
III. Adagio
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
IV. Lento - Allegro
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    64:39
"Album of the Week."
- Classic FM

This Elgar recording brings together some of the finest British artists from the Chandos roster for the first time. The highly praised Doric String Quartet joins the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner on the Introduction and Allegro, one of Elgar’s masterpieces. Gardner here captures the subtle contrast between the solo quartet and the string ensemble, while also reconciling a wide variety of musical ideas and tempo fluctuations. The full orchestra then presents a passionate account of the majestic and beloved Symphony No. 1.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at Watford Colosseum, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, September 5 and 6, 2016
Producer: Brian Pidgeon
Engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Jonathan Cooper

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