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Elgar: Symphony No. 3; Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 [Hybrid SACD]
Edward Elgar, Richard Hickox, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Elgar: Symphony No. 3; Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 [Hybrid SACD]
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Edward Elgar, Richard Hickox, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Title: Elgar: Symphony No. 3; Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6 [Hybrid SACD]
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chandos
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 1/15/2008
Album Type: Hybrid SACD - DSD
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 095115505724
 

CD Reviews

Perhaps the Best Elgar 3rd yet.
J. F. Laurson | Washington, DC United States | 12/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anthony Payne spent almost 30 years trying to patch together Elgar's unfinished Third Symphony, with very impressive results, but results that are still hotly debated (more controversially than the various `performing versions' of Mahler's Tenth) today. It's much more convincing than the (fun) Elgar "Piano Concerto", but for all its quality, the second and third movements don't ring true. No performance will ever silence the debates over whether Payne's version is a success (as opposed to `mere attempt'), but this recording comes awfully close. It does so, because Hickox achieves to make the Symphony sound like ¬echt-Elgar, rather than collections of "Elgarian moments" strung together. The issue is made yet more interesting with the inclusions of two more Payne-elaborations: "So Many True Princesses Who Have Gone" and the Sixth Pomp & Circumstance March. The sound is unbeatable."