℗ 2018 Chandos
 

Elgar: Symphony No. 2 & Serenade

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
Symphony No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 63  
1
I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
17:44
2
II. Larghetto
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
14:02
3
III. Rondo
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
8:00
4
IV. Moderato e maestoso
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
14:51
Serenade in E Minor, Op. 20  
5
I. Allegro piacevole
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
3:05
6
II. Larghetto
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
5:45
7
III. Allegretto
Edward Elgar; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner
2:33
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:00
Following a highly praised recording of Symphony No. 1 last year, Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony present here an electrifying interpretation of Elgar’s Symphony No. 2, with the addition of one of his most performed works: the Serenade for Strings. Having now become experts in British repertoire with highly lauded series of Walton and Britten, they reveal all the aspects of Elgar’s masterpiece in this surround sound recording. Symphony No. 2 is richly orchestrated and skillfully constructed, drawing on hugely varied resources of harmony, rhythm and melody, and making considerable use of thematic transformation as a unifying technique. While the Symphony No. 2 is one of the greatest products of Elgar’s maturity, the Serenade in E minor for Strings is perhaps the most charming product of his youth. In this three-movement piece dominated by a deeply passionate Larghetto, the strings of the BBC Symphony superbly encapsulate all the emotions offered by this graceful work: tender lyrical and intense.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Bel Raggio: Rossini Arias Aleksandra Kurzak; Sinfonia Varsovia; Pier Giorgio Morandi
96
Mantovani: Voices Accentus; Laurence Equilbey; Pieter-Jelle de Boer; Sonia Wieder-Atherton; Pascal Contet
96
Giovanni Gabrieli: Berliner Dom: Music for Brass & Organ Andreas Sieling; Berlin Brass; Lucas Vis
96dsd 2.8
Midnight in Moscow Aida Garifullina
96
Clementi & Beethoven: Sonatinas Op. 36 - Anh. 5 - WoO 50-51 Alessandro Deljavan
88.2
Verismo Anna Netrebko; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
96
Barock: Purcell - Scheidt - Düben - Händel - Fabricius - Roman - Verdier Andrew Dalton; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
96
Haydn: Symphonies 78, 79, 80, 81 Accademia Bizantina; Ottavio Dantone
96
Camillo Togni: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 3 - Serenatas Nos. 3, 6 and 7 - Sonatina, Op. 26 - Omaggio a Bach - Tre Fantasie Scherzose Aldo Orvieto; Fausto Bongelli
96
Harp Concertos: Ginastera - Debussy - Boieldieu Anaïs Gaudemard; Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen Normandie; Leo Hussain
44.1
Soulmates: Music for Cello, Clarinet & Piano Amitai Vardi; Uri Vardi; Arnon Erez
44.1
Liszt: 12 Études d'exécution transcendante & Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 Alessandro Ambrosoli; St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonietta; Fabio Mastrangelo
96
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Live) Anna Netrebko; Yusif Eyvazov; Armando Piña; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor; Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Marco Armiliato
48
Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (Live) Academy of Ancient Music; Stephen Cleobury; Ensemble of King's College, Cambridge
96
À Portuguesa Andreas Staier; Orquestra barocca Casa da Música
96

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions