COMPOSERS: Edward Elgar
ALBUM TITLE: Elgar
WORKS: Enigma Variations; Pomp and Circumstances Marches
PERFORMER: RPO/Norman Del Mar
CATALOGUE NO: Eloquence 482 1993 (1976)
Del Mar’s way with Enigma is strong, sensitive, and vividly characterised, and he and the RPO relish all five roistering marches. Resonant recorded sound (Guildford Cathedral), but tidily clear.