Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto - Enigma Variations -Serenade - Mischa Maisky - Philharmonia Orchestra - Giuseppe Sinopoli

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Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto - Enigma Variations -Serenade - Mischa Maisky - Philharmonia Orchestra - Giuseppe Sinopoli

Edward Elgar : Cello Concerto op.85 - Enigma Variations op.35 - Serenade op.20
Mischa Maisky - Philharmonia Orchestra - Giuseppe Sinopoli

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19th Century Music | 20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Deutsche Grammophon 445 511-2 | 1995

It's a Finnwake personal upload (September 2010) : 1 zip file with the 22 ape files (compressed from the original waves), plus the 15 page booklet (in English, German, English, French and Italian), plus front and back cover

Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have achieved enduring popularity. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies.

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 was Elgar's last notable work, and is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. The piece was composed during the summer of 1919. See

Variations on an Original Theme for orchestra, Op. 36 ("Enigma"), commonly referred to as the Enigma Variations, is a set of a theme and its fourteen variations written for orchestra in 1898–1899. It is Elgar's best-known large-scale composition, for both the music itself and the enigmas behind it. Elgar dedicated the piece to "my friends pictured within", each variation being an affectionate portrayal of one of his circle of close acquaintances. See

The Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20, is a piece for string orchestra in three short movements. It was written in March 1892 and first performed in private in that year, by the Worcester Ladies' Orchestral Class, with the composer conducting. It received its first public performance in Antwerp, Belgium on 21 July 1896. The central Larghetto is generally accepted as containing the work's finest and most mature writing. See

Track List:

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in E minor, op.85

[1] I.Adagio - Moderato - (attacca:) (7'47")
[2] II.Allegro molto (4'08")
[3] III.Adagio (5'03")
[4] IV.Allegro - Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo (11'04")

Mischa Maisky, cello

Variations on an Original Theme ("Enigma"), op.36

[5] Enigma: Andante (1'33")
[6] I. (C.A.E.): L'istesso tempo (1'58")
[7] II. (H.D.S.-P.): Allegro (0'52")
[8] III. (R.B.T.): Allegretto (1'46")
[9] IV. (W.M.B.): Allegro di molto (0'31")
[10] V. (R.P.A.): Moderato (2'28")
[11] VI. (Ysobel): Andantino (1'26")
[12] VII. (Troyte): Presto (1'00")
[13] VIII. (W.N.): Allegretto (2'25")
[14] IX. (Nimrod): Adagio (3'58")
[15] X. Intermezzo (Dorabella): Allegretto (2'31")
[16] XI. (G.R.S.): Allegro di molto (0'58")
[17] XII. (B.G.N.): Andante (3'18")
[18] XIII. Romanza (***): Moderato (3'22")
[19] XIV. Finale (E.D.U.): Allegro - Presto (6'15")

Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor, op.20

[20] I. Allegro piacevole (3'56")
[21] II. Larghetto (7'05")
[22] III. Allegretto (3'05")

Philharmonia Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli

Recorded: April 1987 (op.36) ; August 1989 (op.20 ; March 1990 (op.85)

Total duration: 76'44"