Elgar: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2; In the South; Serenade for Strings

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COMPOSERS: Elgar
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2; In the South; Serenade for Strings
PERFORMER: Philharmonia; Hallé Orchestra/John Barbirolli; Bournemouth SO/Constantin Silvestri, Norman Del Mar
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 968 9242

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Barbirolli’s way with Elgar’s symphonies is different from Boult’s – more supple and, in the Second, strikingly melancholic and bleak. Malcolm Hayes