Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; Elgar: Enigma Variations


Dvorak: Symphony No. 7; Elgar: Enigma Variations
Pierre Monteux
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4805019
Barcode
00028948050192
Format
1-CD
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ANTONÍN DVORÁK
Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

SIR EDWARD ELGAR
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 ‘Enigma’

London Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Monteu
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Recording information

Recording Producers: Michael Bremner (Dvorák); James Walker (Elgar)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, June 1958 (Elgar), October 1959 (Dvorák)

Reviews

‘great warmth of feeling … The recorded sound is still fresh and vivid … played with plenty of dash and vigour as well as considerable poetic feeling … a wonderfully sympathetic interpretation’ (Dvorak) Gramophone

‘Monteux gives a thoroughly idiomatic and perceptive account of the Enigma Variations and the LSO play marvellously for him. They are extremely well recorded and the stereo is sonorous and detailed’ (Elgar) Gramophone

*** ‘highly distinctive … there is a marvelous freshness about Monteux’s approach – what a remarkably versatile musician he was – and the music is obviously deeply felt. He secures a real pianissimo at the beginning of Nimrod, the playing hardly above a whisper, yet the tension electric.’ (Elgar) Penguin Guide