Edward ELGAR (1857-1934)
Orchestral Favourites - Volume IV
Variations on an original theme Enigma, Op.36 [30.50]1
Cockaigne (In London Town), Op.40 [14.59] 1
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op.39 [6.10] 2
Introduction and Allegro for strings, Op.47 [13.15] 3
Elegy for strings, Op.58 [4.28] 3
Sospiri, Op.70 [5.04] 3
English Symphony Orchestra/William Boughton
rec.. Great Hall, Birmingham University, 28-30 July 19891, 18-19 July 19882 and 3-4 July 19833
NIMBUS NI 7015 [74.36]
All the tracks on this disc have been recently reviewed by me as part of the various recordings by William Boughton (insert links) issued during the 1980s but this compilation gathers together some of the most successful performances from those CDs. The new cover illustration, a Victorian painting of the Embankment by John O’Connor and showing a military parade, is particularly appropriate and attractive; and the notes by David Gutman are new and come with French and German translations.
Paul Corfield Godfrey
A compilation that gathers together some of the most successful performances from William Boughton’s Nimbus CDs.