Vasily Petrenko: Elgar's Second Symphony
Elgar: Symphony No 2 in E-flat, Op 63: First movement (19:14)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko
Elgar’s Second Symphony was given a chilly reception at its premiere in 1911. More emotionally ambiguous than the First Symphony, the Second seems to sense the apocalyptic events that would be unleashed just three years on. Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra continue to delve into Elgar’s music with a moving reading of this complex work.