Elgar: Symphony No. 1; Falstaff

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COMPOSERS: Elgar
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Symphony No. 1; Falstaff
PERFORMER: London SO/Edward Elgar
CATALOGUE NO: 8.111256 (1930-32)

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The LSO plays out of its skin for the composer; Falstaff is brilliantly characterised, the Symphony has serious intensity. Fair sound for the vintage, with some harshness in the Symphony. Malcolm Hayes