The Baltimore Symphony plays with the utmost conviction and really rocks, and the finale of Enigma, with a very well balanced optional organ part thrown in, is a sonic showcase. In fact, Telarc's sound is the best this music has ever been offered, with an especially impressive deep bass extension. There are many fine recordings of the Enigma Variations, but this one deserves an honored place in your collection.
Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town"), concert overture for orchestra & organ, Op. 40. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman. 2. Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36.
Album: Enigma Variations, Cockaigne Overture. Elgar - Enigma Variations, Cockaigne Overture MP3 version. 1338 downloads at 32 mb/s. Elgar - Enigma Variations, Cockaigne Overture FLAC version. 2149 downloads at 31 mb/s. Download Elgar, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman - Enigma Variations Cockaigne Overture FREE. 1. Cockaigne (in London Town), Concert Overture, Op. 15:54. Sir Edward Elgar, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Sir Edward Elgar, David Zinman, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Enigma Variations, Cockaigne Overture (CD, Album).
The Baltimore Symphony isn't the best American orchestra, but they play competently, without any glaring inaccuracies. Perhaps Zinman is glad he doesn't have a powerhouse orchestra under his baton. He's going for relaxed, cozy Elgar that doesn't disturb us, much less leave us on the verge of tears. We're at a Sunday picnic in sweltering July. No mystery haunts us, no nostalgia, just the joy of nice music played by a fine orchestra. Zinman conducts the Variations smoothly and rather as a whole (incidentally, there is only one 30-minute track here and not the usual 15 tracks). The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is very stately, even in the very loud parts, and never overblown. They are still able to create large volumes of sound, but always in a controlled manner.
Overture Cockaigne, Op. London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti. James Levine & London Symphony Orchestra. Shostakovich: The Jazz Album. Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Peter Masseurs, Riccardo Chailly & Ronald Brautigam. Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome & Debussy: La Mer. Fritz Reiner & Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites & Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande. Berlin Philharmonic & Herbert von Karajan.
Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations has received more than sixty recordings since the first version, recorded under the baton of the composer in 1924. The first two recordings were made by the old acoustic process. Following the introduction of the microphone and electrical recording in 1925, Elgar re-recorded the work, taking advantage of the greatly increased realism of the new process.
|1||Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town"), concert overture for orchestra & organ, Op. 40||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman||16:00|
|2||Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman||30:41|
|Serenade, for strings in E minor, Op. 20|
|3||1. Allegro piacevole||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman||3:12|
|4||2. Larghetto||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman||6:04|
|5||3. Allegretto||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman||2:39|
|6||Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12||Baltimore Symphony Orchestra / David Zinman||3:15|
Performer: David Zinman / Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Title: Elgar: Enigma Variations; Cockaigne Overture
Size MP3: 1106 mb
Size FLAC: 1933 mb
Rating: 4.7 / 5
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