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27 Feb 2013

Sir Edward Elgar conducts... Enigma Variations - String Serenade - Cockaigne - HMV 1926/1933

Sir Edward Elgar:
"Enigma Variations", op.36         
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra          Rec: 28 April + 30 August 1926 - Queens Hall    (D.1154-7)
Serenade in E minor for Strings, op.20         
London Philharmonic Orchestra            Rec: 29 August 1933 - Kingsway Hall   (DB.2132-3)
"Cockaigne" Overture, op.40        
BBC Symphony Orchestra            Rec: 11 April 1933 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road    (DB.1935-6)
3 files zip FLAC  Mega Download  (new link: 'went missing')
HMV  ALP 1464   First edition 1957 pressing/matrices: 2XEA1103 -3N / 2XEA1104 -2N    Transferred from metalwork (afterwards destroyed)
Subsequent issues from shellac pressings. (Treble = < +1.5dB due to some 'dullness': "Enigma" has some mild matrix crackle)     Sleeve-note >>>