Elgar: Symphony No 2
Decca 478 6677
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E-flat major, Op 63: I, Allegro vivace e nobilmente (18:28)
Berlin Staatskapelle / Daniel Barenboim
Daniel Barenboim first recorded the Elgar symphonies for CBS in the early 1970s with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He now returns with a re-kindled love of the English composer, leading the Berlin Staatskapelle. The Second Symphony is released first, and the First Symphony will follow in 2015. Barenboim is a passionate Elgarian: as a young man he worked regularly with Sir John Barbirolli, one of the greatest of all Elgar conductors.